When we are treated with contempt by someone we respect (or would otherwise respect) we instinctively want our indignation acknowledged by the one who treated us contemptuously.
But the very contempt that caused the initial indignation also prevents the acknowledgment of the indignation. We seek healing precisely where the injury happens and will never stop happening.
The interpersonal pain I have found hardest to overcome has this form.
The political pain I am experiencing now has this form. I cannot be heard.
It is difficult to prevent indignation from festering into resentment.
Perhaps I have failed.