I Am So Resentful
How I Traded in My Resentment for True Partnership
Stefanie, Laura Doyle Relationship Coach
I remember when I learned that the word “resentment” comes from the French word “sentir,” meaning to feel. As in feeling something over and over.
No wonder my opportunities for chronic resentment were on automatic replay in my head.
And I lost no opportunity of telling my husband about them. I was overwhelmed and unsupported, doing everything myself.
My deepest fear had come to fruition: I was alone. Or at least it felt that way.
My definition of marriage had been clear (to me, at least). It would be a partnership, everything split 50/50: the bills, housework, childcare. But for some reason, this was not happening.
How could this be? When I met Marco, I didn’t think people like him existed. He was so happy. He said that the word “stress” was not in his vocabulary and that he was here to simplify my life.
But it wasn’t so simple. Who would want a peaceful romance when I could opt for drama? I seemed addicted to it, with zero experience having a peaceful relationship.Read More›