I Don't Forgive Myself Easily

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    Why Should I Forgive Myself?

    Why should i forgive myself?...I know i have made mistakes we all have but i take a very long time to forgive myself i dont think i have to forgive myself i guess i just acespt what ive done and just keep it on my shoulders until i cant take no more i always feel like if someone...
    SunnyShine200 SunnyShine200
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    Others - Yes; Me - No

    I am not quite sure why I set such a double standard for myself with this. I can allow people to hurt me, abuse me and walk on me. If they apologize, then I will forgive them. I think you hve to. Now - sometimes it is hard - but you have to forgive...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    9 Responses May 7, 2009


    Of course I don't forgive myself easily, as I don't forgive others easily. I think I have a problem with the concept of "forgiveness" altogether. I use to forgive people all the time, as a child and teen. But that usually meant the person took it as a sign of weakness...
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    1 Response May 5, 2009

    But it's a skill I need to learn to move on

    cause man does guilt ever hurt worse then disappointment or anger. Even when directed at yourself.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    Big Time

    My parents always saw my potential better than i did, and they got so disappointed when i messed up. So i always feel like i didn't try hard enough, but i have to stop thinking that way. Because you can ALWAYS try harder- there's rarely some kind of effort limit. but that doesn...
    Vancity89 Vancity89
    22-25, F
    Nov 4, 2009

    Its Not Easy, Its Impossible :-(

    I just cant forgive myself for somethings, i dont think i will ever be able to. I have tried and just reduced myself to tears, but the harder i try the more soft i get. I cant win either way, and even if some things are forgivable i will take them to my grave because as a human...
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    2 Responses Nov 4, 2009

    Torturing Myself

    It hard for me to make mistakes. It's hard for me to forgive myself. It's not really about some MAJOR SIN. Just everyday actions. Can't forgive myself for doubting myself. Can't forgive myself for not being perfect. Can't forgive myself for not being friendly. Can't forgive...
    notnownotever notnownotever
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 15, 2012


    I am my harshest critic - or rather the combination of my ego and conscience I think just about everyone is like this though - even if they suppress it
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    2 Responses Nov 16, 2007

    Harder On Myself

    I forgive others too easy and struggle to forgive myself sometimes. Strange I know. I dunno why I don't forgive myself as easily. Its a mystery.
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Dec 14, 2009
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