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I Need to Forgive Someone

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    Please someone tell me how to forgive my ex.

    I suddenly remembered months ago: My ex asked me to make him some egg omelette in pita bread- my new invention, like a wrap switch, easy to eat at work. He wants me to make it for his breakfast to bring to work. I was making them every morning for a week or so, even though I got...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Oct 4

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    I Forgive You.....

    Isn't love and life about forgiveness at times? Sometimes in our lives we are often hurt by the ones we love and we hurt the ones we love in return. As I bask in balmy breezes and 100 degree heat on vacation I have reflected on forgiveness and being able to do this 100% with no...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    I Thought I Did ... I Thought I Was Free ...

    but I found recently that I still had some animosity towards someone that hurt me a very, very, very long time ago ... Today I am setting him free ... I forgive him ... I love him unconditionally ... I offer a hand in friendship without any reservations ... I don't fear the day I...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    I Dont Know How to Forgive

    i have been raped and neglected my entire life, the people that were supposed to be there for me, to protect me left me behind to deal on my own. these same people sit there and watch me drown my entire adult life and never lifted a hand to help me, but take everything away from...
    wantobeme wantobeme 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    To Forgive Or Not To Forgive... That Is The Topic Of This Note.

    In my life i have known forgiveness. I have been in the place of needing forgiveness and receiving it. I have been in the place of power, to be the one who is to forgive. And i have forgiven. There are ugly people in this world who will judge harshly those who have wronged them...
    free2flyagain free2flyagain 41-45 Jan 2, 2011

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    To Move On

    “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” Catherine Ponder “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2008

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    Needing To Let Go Of The Past Already

    I've wasted a lot of time being obsessed about my man's ex girlfriend. I met him years ago and we had a few dates, and then he got back together with her. I was not heartbroken because we only had a short time together and I wasn't over my ex either. So it was pretty mutual. Then...
    artfulhealing artfulhealing 26-30, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Letting Go of Sasha

    Before my husband was my husband he was my best friend. We did everything together, but not in that clingy- can't breathe if we are apart-sort of way. Just two people who like each other a lot spending time together. I made no attempt to hide the fact that I was madly in love...
    Hellthraiser Hellthraiser 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    Mother Again

    Years of tears and mountains of forgiveness tokens carelessly strewn on the floorboards of my life. She's trampled through on every possible place...stomped out her demands, decreed my unworthiness and proclaimed shame......fashioned punishments ...beatings and insults hurled...
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F Nov 19, 2011

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    How do you forgive someone?

    How do you accept an apology you're never going to get? I need help.
    ccpass22 ccpass22 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Forgiveness

    What does this word mean? To forgive...or to forget?? Which is it? To truly forgive invokes haughty ideals of letting go of past cruelties done to you...ok, I can see where that might be healthy to do. To forgive may mean to spiritually uplift your ideals and perameters to be a...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    Letting Go of Sasha

    Before my husband was my husband he was my best friend. We did everything together, but not in that clingy- can't breathe if we are apart-sort of way. Just two people who like each other a lot spending time together. I made no attempt to hide the fact that I was madly in love...
    Hellthraiser Hellthraiser 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    I Have a Problem

    My rage is felt in every single cell of my body. I will forgive when the last star in this universe dies. Other then that one little bit of white hot hate I am a forgiving kind of guy. XXXOOO...DD
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 6 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    I Am Going Through A Process Of Forgiving....

    my mother for molesting me from infancy through teenage years... she is still a sexual predator. I have to dress like a nun to be around her. Which I hate, being around her that is. She has borderline personality disorder and the way life is right now, is I am taking money...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    I Need to Forgive My Ex For Wrongs to My Son

    To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.  Lewis B. Smeades Today as I read this, I knew that this meant that it was time to let go of my anger and resentment in this issue.  It has served its purpose - I have addressed the wrongs of...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Still Working On Forgiveness

    "Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time." Sara Paddison Holding on to...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 6 Responses May 29, 2008

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    I Can't Forgive

    Shattered Faith Church Sunday morning and church Sunday evening and church on Wednesday night,too. Prayers at betime and prayers at school, Mother teaching the right thing to do. Our values were shared by our kith and our kin, A havenof sweet harmony. T'was a good way to grow...
    gwenwood gwenwood 46-50 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    Actually a Few Someones.............

    I have forgiven most someones who have hurt me, caused a scar or done me wrong. There are really only 2 or 3 that I have not forgiven as of yet. To be honest I have no idea if or when I will be able to forgive. They have never apologized & I have no idea how to forgive when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21, 2009

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    Many Someones, 7 X's 70 And Freedom

    Forgiveness is the second hardest thing I've ever done. Someone once said to err is human to forgive divine.....Oh yeah....it takes more than just my own natural strength and determination to forgive....especially if the person is is still hurting me... It is something I struggle...
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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    For Whatever Happened

    To whom this specifically concerns, I know you go on this website to read stories I've written. You say it's because you missed me, my writing, and want to feel connected. There is a lot of misunderstanding when the connection can be made in more direct ways? I would...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Will I Be Able To?

    There are a few people I need to forgive. Each will be very difficult in their own way. Each one has abused me to different degrees and in different ways. I don't know that I hate any of them. Hate is such a strong word and emotion. Is it hate when the mere mention of one person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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    I Need To.. But...

    I just can't bring myself completely to forgive them. I mean, in the end who was hurt? Me. Who got lied to? Me. Who believed every word you said? Me. I'm paying the price now.... I can't believe I let myself fall into the trap. But the point is, you don't seem to care. You don...
    RogueAngelWithoutWings RogueAngelWithoutWings 18-21, F Oct 11, 2010

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    Letting Go of Sasha

    Before my husband was my husband he was my best friend. We did everything together, but not in that clingy- can't breathe if we are apart-sort of way. Just two people who like each other a lot spending time together. I made no attempt to hide the fact that I was madly in love...
    Hellthraiser Hellthraiser 26-30, F Apr 20, 2009

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    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    A Few People

    I felt a tightening in my chest when I saw this Experience Group because I began to immediately think of the fact that there are a few people that I need to forgive.  Not being able to forgive is a weakness of mine that I'm trying very hard to overcome.   I...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Many someones. But cant.

    Tried and got bit. Too many times. By so many.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I just think of all the times I needed forgiveness... I just made bad decisions or at times was not thinking. I know at times it was hard to forgive me but I am greatful to those...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Sometimes all a girl needs is someone to hold her tight and make her feel like she's protected and sheltered from the dark and violent storm. Even a hug is worth so much, some many...
    Hellokittybbgrl Hellokittybbgrl 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    i need to someone.i'm single ^^
    bellzzzz bellzzzz 22-25, F Dec 8

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    help me grow up. I wish I wasn't wishing for someone else to be my guide. I wish someone would care enough to want to hold my hand. I wish someone was firm enough to lay me...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    So sad need someone to tall to not over 15 though sorry no one likes me and I need someone to be my friend
    TBH3292 TBH3292 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I had the chance today to do something nice for someone. And I was in too much of a hurry to notice until the moment had passed. Wrapped up in myself and all the things I have to...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER BULLIES ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER I don't necessarily need someone to talk to but what I want to do is bring awareness to those who have felt bullied by a family...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 16 hrs ago

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    Forgiveness for a man I thought to be evil has been an amazing learning experience. Although its not complete, I have found it gives me control over the pain I once felt. I have...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I am going through one of the worst breakups that I've ever experienced in my life. I am 27 years old and I was in a relationship for almost 3 years. When we met, We were happy...
    lonetraveller24 lonetraveller24 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I need someone to talk to....
    HopeSeeker28 HopeSeeker28 13-15, F 8 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who are aging. As we grow older we look for the need for self-reliance and concentration at the job, however we don’t want...
    MargePabich MargePabich 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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    I don't have any older brothers or sisters just me and mom in my family. I wish I had someone older like big bro or big sis someone to look up to.
    KeithFinnegan KeithFinnegan 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Honestly , I'm alone 96% of the time, and I get lonely , it's just nice to have someone to talk to constantly , I'm slightly crazy for this , but I honestly just need someone to...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 7 Responses 59 mins ago

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    I find myself worried when I walk into a store, bumping into people is a weak point, for me.(depends who it is.) What would they think of my face? Will they ask about my future...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F Dec 11

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    Forgiveness makes your soul soar, those who forgive are the best people in the world! I need to forgive myself..
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F Nov 26

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    The small things...I can forgive. But when someone lies to me, cheats on me, leaves me, etc...I'm not going to just forgive that person. I don't forget anything. I have tried to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    first of, this doesn't mean I hate my mom.. its complicated in a way I love her for all the sacrifices, for taking care of me and my sibligs and providing for the family... but I...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    How could I even begin? I spent YEARS believing the lies of someone I loved very dearly. I sacrificed everything I had for him-money, career, family. Everything. I was the giving...
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 Dec 3

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    i would like to talk to someone but i can never trust anyone and use to keep my feeling for my self so now even if i want to talk i can express my feling
    imou1imane imou1imane 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Someone? Anyone? I woke up super early for no reason and I can't stop thinking
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    i have have been in 2 relationships in 4 years (bearing in mind I'm only 18). one of which lasted for 3.5 years, the other for 2 months (which i will come onto later). the 3.5...
    E5RedViper E5RedViper 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    When I joined EP it was really great to share and read experiences. It was much more real then other social networks, and I loved it.. But I find EP lacking in the social...
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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