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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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    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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    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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    I truly do believe this, that forgiving someone frees you from whatever power they or their actions have over you. Past hurts need to be let go. So that you can move on and...
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    I want to forgive my Dad. We haven't spoken in months, by my choice. I've been very angry and resentful for some things he did growing up and I've just cut him out of my life all...
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    It's more of a need than a want but because of this i've been watching a lot of food network shows which are helping so basically I'lm going to be Ina Garden in no time
    dizzy82 dizzy82 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've learned that there are people in this world with caring, big hearts. Sometimes you just have to look deeper into a person before you can truly see it. Some people seem cold...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    People say "forgive, but never forget". I actually would rather forget that lesson than having to forgive... I know it's bad! I know forgiving is a sign of maturity, but that's how...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    so I truly need help forgiving people who have hurt me... I have a hard time trusting people as Is and I decided to let a guy in my life come into it and be apart of my life we got...
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I don't forgive the other person, however, I have never wished bad things for them. I think the problem with forgiveness for me is that forgiveness, in my life has been reserved...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sinnersinseattle sinnersinseattle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Kylamama518 Kylamama518 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    You have to take the good with bad, smile when you're sad, love what you've got and remember what you had. Alwayes forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Feb 19

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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 3 days ago

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    The main reason I don't forgive this one person in my life is that for me with forgiveness comes vulnerability. Many times I have forgiven this person. They come back into my life...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 17

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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...
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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...
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    I also believe that forgiveness does not always mean the person is welcomed back into your life. It's perfectly okay to forgive someone then turn around a walk away from them...
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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...
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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...
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