Possible Step 4 Resentment List

Possible Step 4 Resentment List

Over the course of time, these have been people listed on our 4th Steps.  They may be helpful to you, or they may not be helpful.  Either way, we believe them to be thought provoking and get you started.  This is NOT the correct list or the right list, nor is it the complete list…it is just a list that has helped some of us.

PEOPLE – RESENTMENTS

Mother – Father – Step-Mother – Step-Father – Spouses – Ex-Spouses – In-Laws – Ex-In Laws – Aunts – Uncles – Children – Step-Children – Grandchildren – Sisters – Brothers – Classmates – Neighbors – Co-Workers – Bosses – Customers – Vendors – Childhood Friends – Childhood Bullies – Teachers – Life Long Friends – Acquaintances – Past/Current Girlfriends – Past/Current Boyfriends – Police Officers – Judges – Parole Officers – Probation Officers – A.A. Members – Counselors – Priests / Ministers – Religious Leaders – Tax Collectors – Creditors – Employers – Employees – Doctors – Lawyers – Borrowers – Politicians – Liars – Thieves – Criminals – Jesus Christ – God – Satan

INSTITUTIONS – RESENTMENTS

Marriage – Church – Religions – The Legal System – The Penal System – Governmental Departments – Educational System – Correctional System – Mental Health System – Large Companies – Social Organizations (Masonic Lodge, Social Clubs, etc.) – Boy / Girl Scouts – Sporting Organizations – Political Action Groups – Political Party – IRS – Foreign Governments – Women’s Health Organizations – Men’s Health Organizations – Authority Figures – Powerful Influences

PRINCIPLES – RESENTMENTS

“You reap what you sow.” – “Fairness” – “The Golden Rule” – “Working for a living” – “Pay your taxes” – “Life is unfair” – “Salvation” – “Original sin” – “Final judgement” – “Sinfulness” – “Rules of behavior” – “Methods of operation” – “Cultural norms” – “Options in a free society” – “Save for retirement” – “Death is inevitable” – “Evil exists in the world” – “Spiritual Laws” – “Democracy in government” – “Elections matter” – “Racism” – “Sexism” – “The 10 Commandments” – “The Beatitudes” – “Step work to recover” – “Got to go to AA Meetings” – “Joy comes after pain” – “Love and suffering go together”

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