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I Need to Learn to Forgive

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    Hold Grudges For Way Too Long

    I Hold Grudges Way Too Long And I Hate Doing It Sometimes. I Keep Anger Or Hurt Held Against A Person Even Though I Know That It Is Just Hurting Me. The Ppl I Get Upset At Aren't Wasting Their Time On Me. They Probably Don't Give Me A Second Thought, Here I Am Taking Time Out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2012

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    Can I?

    I am the ultimate grudge holder. I'm not exactly proud of it, but it is true. If someone really hurts me I have a hard time forgiving. Even if they aren't aware of it, it is there, between us. I have learned that how much I love someone is directly related to how long I can...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    To Forgive Or Not to Forgive My Mother

    Before I write anything further, I just want to say that I'm sharing this not because I don't know how to forgive. I just don't know if I should. It's so hard to accept that the person you love the most would cause you so much hurt and suffering. I haven't talked to my mother...
    Axo Axo 22-25 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    My Deadbeat Dad

    So my father bailed on my mother when I was two years old and never made an attempt to reconnect with me until I was 10. I went to visit him in London the summer after my 10th birthday and I had a wonderful time. Then he introduced me to some woman and said she was his wife and...
    hisworstnightmare hisworstnightmare 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    Funny Quote

    When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.Emo Philips
    NeopolitanSkye NeopolitanSkye 36-40, F Feb 29, 2012

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    Heres a nice article I found about people who need validation and advice on stopping the habit. http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-let-go-of-the-need-for-approval-to-start...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    People opt to get their own home rather than to rent rooms for the rest of their life. Because of this desire, lots of people are saving their income and putting aside their wants...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    Free assistance is now provided by the Houston Charity Center, an independent charity and thrift store dedicated to helping struggling families, to over 1,500 families annually in...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I see forgiveness as a forgotten path with a sting of hate to your soul, it carries a burning remembrance of pain or hate to build relations between people that have taken a...
    Amazon3 Amazon3 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    after several months, just recently I figured out that I gave up two people who are so dear to me during the times where I was so stressed over things that I have no control at all...
    glowingember glowingember 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    He was everything to me. I never realized it at the time but after it was all said and done it hurt like hell to even hear his name. I begged and cried for forgiveness but it wasn...
    14LilBri 14LilBri 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    I believe forgiveness is a key to start a new chapter of your life. When you forgive someone who sins against you, our heavenly father will also forgive you..
    annieIn21 annieIn21 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Don't hold onto grudges or bitter feelings. Accept people and mistakes made. We all make them. Forgiveness..... Everyone deserves it.
    kibilichantelle kibilichantelle 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I HATE My Dad So earlier today, my dad, not after ten minutes when he got home, came up to me and said “What did you do today?” Now we’ve had this exchange before; him...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Love thy enemy. This is a hard concept for a lot of people to understand or even fathom but we must learn to forgive others. We only do ourselves an injustice by holding on to...
    a11th1ngsf1shy a11th1ngsf1shy 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Forgiveness is a releasing of Gods blessings in your life. Holding onto bitterness, anger, resentment is like a anchor holding you in the depths of sins dungeon. It's like a cancer...
    lilprincess09 lilprincess09 56-60, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    😄 . Yeah, I do need to learn more than the simple stuff like eggs, noodles (instant), other breakfast stuff... (Instant). Lol
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    how do you let go of your past, when u you keep beating yourself up about things that have happened or worse things that could have happened. when I was about 8 I got a half...
    twoface444 twoface444 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    This is only the case when people do despicable things. No one should get off easy. They need to understand reality and respect.
    exliontamer exliontamer 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so broke, my life sucks right now. I wish I could just get some easy money some way some how and not have to worry so much about where I'm going in life with where I am at...
    FemaleTrouble88 FemaleTrouble88 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Years ago I thought I had the world by its tail. After loosing a large sum of money and people very close to me I kind of started acting out. This acting out consisted of kind of...
    ShaneFunk ShaneFunk 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The best revenge is Forgiveness.
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, so I'm in a really emotionally messy place right now. I have been for a few days. EP needs to have a "messy" mood option. Honestly, half the time the list doesn't include an...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Imagine if we weren't here, didn't have a life. Then we would respect having a life, because we couldn't see how extraordinary it can be. We are grateful for the things we have...
    hayzel1 hayzel1 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I try my best to keep things at peace. As much as possible, I want everyone happy. I adjust to everyone's needs. I often put their needs before mine. But there are some instances...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F Aug 22

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    why is it so easy for me to forgive others but I haven't been able to forgive myself? It's as if I should have known better. I'm still striving for myself to be perfect and I keep...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I forgive you. How many times should I have to say that to one person? When will you understand the concept of unconditional love? You are imperfectly perfect and flawlessly...
    HeSetsMeOnFireAhh HeSetsMeOnFireAhh 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I believe that hate, anger, resentment for past wrongs is an energy held between two people. Buda said that its like holding hot coals in your hand. Even if the other person doesn...
    LILDannaLee LILDannaLee 51-55 3 Responses Aug 21

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    The old saggy ***** had apologized via text message. It was random at like nine at night when I got the message from it. It wrote an incredibly huge paragraph apologizing and...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    Most of us are doing mistakes sometimes and we should be happy if other people forgive us our mistakes. So we also should forgive other people if they are doing mistakes or even...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My ex broke up with me a year ago. We were together for 12yrs. She left me for someone she was talking to online. I never really got any real closure. She treated me like trash...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    My ex broke up with me a year ago. We were together for 12yrs. She left me for someone she was talking to online. I never really got any real closure. She treated me like trash...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M Aug 20

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    "Forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me" ... Prayer usually comforts me but it scares me crapless today since I'm still angry and not ready to let it...
    VeryBear VeryBear 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I don't know Y some people hate learn People who hate learning they won't get a good job and people who hate learning need to know "more u learn more u earn "
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Although I can't forgive her, I think that's okay. You don't have to be angry to simply live without someone. I know it's for the absolute best, but it still feels sad. Gotta keep...
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I seek a love that I shouldn't To fill a hole that I couldn't Even knowing I wouldn't But I continue to try To believe in this lie Though inside I die When in...
    VeryBear VeryBear 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Jesus Christ - He is the Faith that comes to you even when you've long forgotten Him and sees you've been anguishing. I could never relive the past nor complete the Future. I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 18

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    Yesterday at Sunday dinner, my fiancé had a couple of drinks and started joking around and my family (my siblings and their spouses, my parents were not there) started freaking...
    Sewlovely Sewlovely 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Do I hold a grudge because of it? yes. I can't and won't forgive those people. And people wonder why I'm so guarded!
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I can't forgive him for leaving without saying "good bye" i miss him so much, that i forgot what it was like to have him in my life, my daddy passed away, and it turned my world...
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 17

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    I think that it's so easy to make mistakes, it's just what people do, it's so common. I think we should be nicer with each other and just forgive, I think that would make the world...
    heyimbored224 heyimbored224 13-15, F 4 Responses