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I Need to Learn to Forgive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 107 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If I want God's forgiveness- I have to forgive. Therefore, Lord- please help me to forgive the people who I feel have wronged me as I know that I have wronged you Lord. Please help...
    cadenceblue cadenceblue 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    And me. But. Wont get my way everytime.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i always forgive people especially those who took my heart away then suddenly throw it away.. i dont know why and how i surpass thing is this situation.. they said im strong and so...
    exor14 exor14 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Iam 16 years old and I have been going out with my girlfriend for 10 months and I completely fell in love with her she means everything to me and I know I mean the world to her too...
    Qewwz Qewwz 22-25, M Mar 17

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance. But if you don't...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've been paying more attention to myself these last months. Coming to understand who I am, what I need, how I work. Mostly this amounts to thinking in circles until I accidentally...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    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

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    I let a past mistake get the best of me yesterday..and I'm trying to pick myself up from it ..I thought I had forgiven myself but the shame took me over again. I'm always the...
    angelicpixie angelicpixie 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    What purpose does it serve to hold a grudge? To embrace all that negativity like a hoarded treasure? How is that a good thing? I watch my mother do that. I watch my husband do that...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    It takes a lot to forgive like that true story I've read about a priest who's life was terrorized by the place he went to build a church I can't remember the country. Those thugs...
    EnvysEnemy EnvysEnemy 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days 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 21 hrs ago

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    Forgiveness is a mirror. Reflect on what you feel in a situation, empathise and contemplate whoever offended you and wonder at whether it was something to forgive quickly. Taking...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I do. But people tend to think that forgiveness=reconciliation. It does not. To me, forgiveness means to let go of the hurt and anger, to free yourself. I forgive some people...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I realized life comes with problems!!! I know I'm only 15, and already I've been through a lot some kids my age never had to go through. I also realized people have it worse? There...
    Jazmyn12699 Jazmyn12699 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    Why build up and hold on to all the anger you have towards someone else, in the long run it's only going to hurt you. Forgiving someone doesn't mean that you go back to being...
    elenorr elenorr 18-21 7 Responses Mar 2

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    Every experience positive or negative is a lesson. For the past few months I was intentionally misguided, mislead by someone that I trusted. When the truth came about it she tried...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 12

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    I never hold on to a grudge. Forgive and move on. Just because I forgive someone doesn't mean I give them a second chance. It just means that I won't let anything bring my...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Wether it's physical, mental, or emotional....I never fail to forgive those who have wronged me. There is no point in holding grudges or wanting karma against that person. That...
    atay98 atay98 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Someday, just for fun, forgive someone who you think doesn't deserve it. It doesn't have to be a big thing; the smaller the better, actually. Just say to yourself, or to whomever...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 51-55, T 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I have been hurt so many times by so many people and to this day I forgive them and I wish everyone could forgive people because some people don't mean to hurt people and I believe...
    Lillyanna123456789 Lillyanna123456789 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have tried so hard to forgive it all and let it go, buy there are just some things you have done that I just can't do that. The pain is still there and it is slowly healing and I...
    iwillfly iwillfly 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Warning: Not an angry vent. I can't live without my girlfriend. She means the world to me and is the most important part of my life. Ever since I've met her I just couldn't have...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Learning because really, I am still not even sure who I am. Most of my life I have been the strong one, the glue that holds everything together. It never mattered if I was falling...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    I have posted about this experience before but there is so much more to add that I decided to start a new experience. just to catch people up, a couple of years ago my wife got a...
    UEL1784 UEL1784 31-35 Mar 11

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    I've had enough of the bullshit. Second marriage, second time of lies! No more, I'm living a lie. I know that wife is a cheater. I have been playing the fool, pretending...
    dave6866 dave6866 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    You know what? I don't need to travel the world, to all these fancy places, I don't need to post a bunch of photos to prove how awesome my life is, I don't need to discover secrets...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M Mar 4

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    I forgive but never forget. Because i never want to be hurt the same way twice.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I did something I thought I'd never ever do!! 3 years ago I lost my brother in a car accident. He was killed by a drunk driver!! and when he died, a part of me died with him. I was...
    keke1432 keke1432 18-21, F Mar 2

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    sure, in a perfect world, I'm very forgiving. it's just that my heart and my head have a hard time with the forgetting part. sure i forgive but the chances that you'll ever be...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I was abused severely in every way imaginable growing up in foster care . I was abused from birth u til I was 14. When I was adopted. I forgive everyone who ever hurt me. holding...
    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 3

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    my 4 year boyfriend who has cheated on me numberous times n I don't understand why?? I'm expecting our 2nd baby together and I've always loved him so much!! I just can't forgive...
    georgieleah georgieleah 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Self forgiveness is important too :) No one is perfect and our mistakes can teach us how to become better. We are worth the kindness to ourselves that we provide others too
    longhorn12 longhorn12 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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