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I Need to Learn to Forgive

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    They are sometimes unpleasant, but I think I need to so I can move forward. Well I wrote about being a gambling addict, and I've done some soul searching stuff, and come to a few...
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    For about 3 months now, I've been having horrible flashbacks from my past about when I use to be a creep and a freak. I learned to leave that crap in my past, but the thoughts of...
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nobody knows it all... there is always somthing we could learn from each other..learning from experiences mine, yours and others....School Of Life
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have hundreds of experiences I haven't written stories for. But this one I need to even if brief. I agreed with this experience because I know that when I was growing up I was...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    For a while now, I've thought that there was something seriously wrong with me. People have always seen me as a very shy and highly sensitive person. But aside from being shy and...
    alexa021 alexa021 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have a weird experience. I am not sure if my family and I have been dealing with an evil spirit. I have seen and felt things but mostly when I'm near asleep. I have had sleep...
    angelatone angelatone 22-25, F Apr 15

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    If anyone wanted to learn italian, just send me a message.
    herkeed herkeed 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    I think everyone, even if they seem like a bad person, has some great lesson they have learned and can teach you. :) my old best friend and I had so many fights, but she's taught...
    fawnathewolf fawnathewolf 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    if people quit trying to out do others. if they quit comparing and start listening. if they practice sympathy .... maybe just maybe we can learn and evolve.
    shyshewolf shyshewolf 70+, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've had the "where did you learn to sign" conversation more times than I can count. But I still want to be around people who will help me practice, because none of my friends are...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I trying to learn English so far I am doing well, but I still don't have the accent. How I can get it guys ??
    hicham28 hicham28 26-30, M 1 Response 23 mins ago

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    rambling, my head hurts I need it off of my mind.....sorry. I just want it all to go away.... I know a quick way. but that's the easy way.. so many emotions. so many thoughts. to...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why can't she forgive me? When am the first guy too buy her flowers the first guy too tell her I dont want nudes that all I wanted was for her too sing for me.when she has forgive...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Forgiveness is a weird concept. People attempt to manipulate others by playing the "forgiveness" card. Especially if they think you are a Christian. The typical approach is, "I m...
    fr33bird fr33bird 51-55, M Apr 1

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    I've forgiven every body in my life, we all lie I do some time, but I will forgive you if you deserve it, for me friendship is the most important thing in life, so I think people...
    omgfood omgfood 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    To be hurt and forgive. This is the biggest deepest thing I am being called to. With my stbx cheating wife. Father ....this is the biggest challenge ever. I forgive with my words...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Apr 8

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    God forgives, not just in a large way, but from end to end. No sin is great enough not be forgiven by Him. Such is the unfathomed mystery of the Divine Mercy. Jesus told St...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I have never been one to forgive. Actually I hold a grudge like no other. I could stayed for years and years and never think twice about it. A few years ago I suffered if you will...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I just whant to say foreveryone forgive me and i also forgive everyone who hurt me and runid my life i honestly forgive everyone and include my family and i whant to say i love...
    Fde332w Fde332w 22-25, M Mar 27

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    After my dad have past away cuz of car accident 17 years before she left me with my parent me and mum are very less understanding each other I think and after having an big...
    Sam075 Sam075 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    8 years ago I was pregnant with son s who was to be born with a birth defect. My bf who is now my husband woke me up while he was drunk and started kicking, hitting, and pulling my...
    tjmto tjmto 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    (Past Experience) If you don't know, I write that when talking about my past experience so people don't think this is recent. I have been bullied, I have been almost kill five...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    After 14 years In a long a long term relationship I can't forgive all the broken promises, no support especially emotionally and the hurt that has turned me hard. can you forgive...
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    And it's really terrible cause i want to forgive them, but after you break my trust I'm never the same again. Ill cry over you but I won't forgive you, even if you did anything for...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil...
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    As much as I've felt alone for so long... It's probably what I need. I need to get away from the same routine, from the same faces. I need to depend on myself this time. I need to...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    So my ex now has been left me alone while I'm going through the stages of realising I have a mental illness he's turned around and said he can't stand to see it and to get better...
    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've been in an on and off again relationship with a man in the military for two years. Due to his overseas deployment, I only get to actually see him once every several months...
    cecemar cecemar 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    A Song That I Literally Experienced I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow And each road leads you where you want to go And if you’re faced with the choice and you...
    silkteddyy silkteddyy 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I hate how immature some people my age are ( not all just the ones I know ). they are 13/14 year old girls that cry over a boy ( who is the same age) and they probably will forget...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    "I believe Females need to learn their place", if you're going to make a statement like that just remember it can easily be said Vice Versa. The following statement above was not...
    FoxtrotFalcon FoxtrotFalcon 22-25, M Mar 29

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    Emotional abuse... You always tell yourself when your young, "I will never let anyone treat me bad,"- "I will never be THAT girl." - "I will always stand up for what I believe in...
    URBeautiful88 URBeautiful88 18-21, F Apr 8

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    ?When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It's like spring cleaning for your heart.?
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    as a matter of fact, i very rarely forgive people. sure i will give them a second chance sometimes but i never forget what they did.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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