What Causes Resentment?
To answer the question “What causes resentment?”, you have to find the triggering circumstance. Resentment in marriage can feel like a one-sided relationship. Signs of resentment in marriage can manifest as feelings that your partner is not listening to you or you are having the same arguments over and over. It can also come in the form of fixating on the other’s mistakes, a feeling of hopelessness, or detachment about the relationship.
Bitterness can also come in the form of racial resentment. This emotion stems from a feeling that your race has been mistreated in the past and that your current situation is a result of it. Racial resentment runs deep in many ethnic communities and can be a part of childhood social learning. It is passed from one generation to another until someone decides to stop the cycle.