Another way of holding on to the past is to be stuck in resentment and anger directed at those who hurt us. That too, just like holding on to guilt, can effectively prevent you from living a happy, fulfilled life. When you hold on to resentment and anger, you let old memories control your life. You subconsciously create more situations in life, where you can get hurt, again and again. When you hold on to resentment and anger, you are giving up your happiness and settle for bitterness, and unhappiness instead. You can’t find inner peace, and you lose your joy. The only way out is to forgive those who hurt you, and move on. You don’t have to be friends with them, hang out or even be in touch with them. All you need is to forgive them in your heart. When you forgive them, you do it for yourself. So that you can be happy and fulfilled. You deserve a better life, free of old pain and not limited by your past. You are worth it.