Let Go of Resentment Getting rid of resentment isn’t exactly easy, and it’s not something we can just do. It’s a work in progress, so to speak. Resentment is something that stays in our head and affects everything in our lives, from relationships to self confidence. Resentment is toxic; it can negatively impact our personal and emotional growth, and it can make us feel angry and bitter. If you want to keep your resolutions this year, you need to learn to let go of the resentment you have bottled up inside. A good way to do this is by separating yourself from the people you do resent. Your recovery comes first, and you need to surround yourself with positive people who bring out the best in you. Also, letting go of resentment involves looking at situations objectively and being honest about your role in the affair. You can’t blame everything on that other person, and when you realize you are partially to blame as well, you can learn to let go of negative feelings and move forward in your life.