Bitterness about others and the world in general can make you physically ill, researchers have discovered.
A sense of failure – usually accompanied by feelings of anger and recrimination – often lies at the heart of a sense of bitterness, researchers from Concordia University have found – and this can be toxic enough to cause physical illness.
Lead researcher Carsten Wrosh says: “When harboured for a long time, bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation and physical disease.”
Forgiveness is the best way to break the constant feeling of bitterness, he says.
(Source: Concordia University, August 9, 2011).