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I Need to Learn to Forgive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 106 People

    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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    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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    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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    How can I ever forgive the man who killed my mom? How can I let go of the anger that weighs down my soul and keeps me from moving on and growing as a person? My kids will never...
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    I've come to understand that "seeking forgiveness" involves showing some real guts, not towards anyone out there, but towards oneself. It is going through a process of deep...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    Seriously, why must I forgive so easily!? Yet everyone else I know do not. I have way too much empathy to ever stay mad at someone for little things. I have an easy time...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M May 2

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    I was never of the forgiving kind. My rule to live by has always been "no second chances". I'm trying hard to change that. I have since learned to forgive. But if I tell someone to...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M May 11

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    This has been my first foray into this sort of online world. I now see that many people do not value their relationships online as they might the relationships they have with those...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    a few days ago my mom went too far. ( warning. lengthy experience ahead!) to start off, she has always been the skinny one in the family. Always eating small portions of health...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 May 11

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    Always forgive your enemies, they'll tell you in sunday school. "Always forgive your enemies. It's what Jesus would do." "Always forgive your enemies," my mom would always say...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F May 8

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    Please forgive me for the things I've done. I didn't plan on falling for you. I was resigned to a life of being cold and alone inside my head. All the years and all of the pain I...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M May 15

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    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I pray for forgiveness . I pray forgiveness for my lack of loyalty. I have considered myself loyal all my life , I don't know when I noticed myself slip. I pray for forgiveness...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I do and not in the religious way either, but in the human, mortal way. I have forgiven many in my life who hurt me. Some meant to intentionally, some did unintentionally. That is...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response May 15

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    It's hard to forgive someone, but it's even harder to forget what they have done to you.
    Dottyz Dottyz 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    To people in my past, it might not seem like I have forgived, but I have. You can't hold a grudge forever. I believe God would want me to forgive anyways. ( :
    samhc samhc 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    For some reason, this morning I woke up with the spirit of forgiveness. God laid it on my heart to contact those who have hurt me & to just forgive them. He also put it on my heart...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F May 6

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    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I pray everyday for the strength to forgive and be forgiven.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel at peace when I forgive...it's the best thing ever to be able to forgive.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    How to Be Submissive IN Relationships not just D/s I’m not encouraging women to play dumb, be in a ‘housewife’ role, or be helpless and have no opinions. Being submissive to...
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    3 Months of Dating: My 2015 HeartBreak On February 16, 2015 right after Valentine's Day, I met a guy whom I really like, we totally clicked. In the very beginning he was so...
    silkteddyy silkteddyy 22-25, F 5 Responses May 8

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    He didn't reach out to me during my pregnancy or at all since I gave birth last year. I respect his free will and forgive him
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F Apr 28

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    I have forgiven my ex. She has a tendency to run from her problems. Or she over reacts and makes bad decisions.
    jcc2001 jcc2001 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    my friends are irratated..cuz i dont reay get angry that fast and that i tend to forgive mostly everyone,even the one who broke my heart...b
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    I believe in forgiveness but I think people confuse it with reconciliation. The two are not synonymous.
    elephantwalk elephantwalk 31-35, F 7 Responses May 3

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    I believe it's important to forgive, even if they don't deserve it. Holding on to anger takes so much effort and it's not worth it. Save the energy for something worth doing. :3
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 May 3

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    They may have hurt us in the worst ways possible but it's just gonna keep hurting us if we don't forgive the people that cause is to feel the way we do.
    kitty465 kitty465 16-17, F 6 Responses May 10

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    I never forgive or forget if someone hurts me deeply.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    So my boyfriend did something that hurt me and betrayed my trust and now he is begging me to forgive him. I do believe he is sorry and won't do it again but I can't forget what he...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I never knew what to call them......bullies?.....I don't know if that's what I'd call them necesarrily cuz they never actually hurt me physically.....well they did but it never...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Probably the subject I didn't want to write about so here it goes... Who has the power over me right now? The guy at work who's just out to make my job harder? An ex wife who seems...
    StevieF8 StevieF8 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    If you're in the situation of having to forgive betrayal, being cheated on in a relationship please me too "I am not the other woman" There's wives there who are forgiving their...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Anyone want a reading. You will have to forgive me I am a bit rusty lol. Haven't done anyone but myself for a while. Hit me up with your question and name and I shall do my best
    Reader1512 Reader1512 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    One of my goals is to know 8 languages in total. So I need to learn 4 more :) I wanna learn Japanese, Moroccan-Arabic, Italian and Spanish. I'm halfway there, wish me luck! :D
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