The Eamonn Holmes guide to not being bitter

YOU can’t hold on to grudges all your life, because in the end? The person you’re really hurting is yourself. Let me help you let go. 

For example, you may hold a grudge about someone at a former workplace. Perhaps you feel they got a job you deserved because you and your wife were a proper couple and he was a closeted queen with a wholesome-but-sexy beard.

The past is past. Keeping yourself angry about it can’t change it.

It could be you feel your subsequent career trajectory, which has gone from ITV to Sky to GB f**king News, is entirely the fault of this unnamed individual and that enabling bitch who sits there like butter wouldn’t melt when she knew the whole time.

Don’t nurse that grievance. What’s done is done.

Perhaps the resentment has been kept alive because you were kept on as holiday cover for the bloody golden couple, so while they were off with their kids you and the wife stood in, humiliation written all over your faces as you did the job you apparently weren’t good enough for.

Don’t let your envy destroy you.

Maybe you’ve been spending time with others who suffered at the hands of that same pair of lying pricks, down in the GB News gutter. Perhaps aggrieved nights plotting revenge with the other rejects are all that keeps you going.

You are not your pain.

And maybe your moment has finally come. The lying prick’s finally been caught out, you’ve got the receipts, the media’s paying attention to what you have to say for a f**king change. You’re letting years of bottled-up rancour flow and everyone’s lapping it up.

Let yourself let go.

For more tips on leaving your bitterness behind, join me, Eamonn Holmes, and former This Morning regulars Dan Wootton and Kim Woodburn on GB News, channel 216 on Freeview. Move on.

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Minor pointless changes

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