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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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    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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    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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    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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    That scripture makes so much sense. The theme was forgiveness and confession/repentance. I admitted a part of me was jealous and he admitted that he crossed the line. He said he...
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    A while back someone asked me a question when I responded on a sexless marriage forum. I never answered the question, but thought about it for quite some time now. They wanted to...
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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have a fear of being alone, not necessarily having a fear of being by myself in a room or anything, but more in a sense of being single, having no friends etc. I'm going to...
    maishiranui maishiranui 16-17, F Jan 16

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    so I am trying to forgive and move on but its alot harfrr than what I had thought it would be.. so maybe someone can help me out. let me tell you what is going on my fiance broke...
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F Jan 16

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    This is the story I got assigned for my religion homework today on the topic of forgiveness. Everyone got a different person/story. I thought it was a regular homework but this is...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Jan 6

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    Forgiveness is awesome once it's over. It actually keeps us from death. We have to forgive those that we love and some that we just don't care for either. When we apologize to...
    kjmckenzie43 kjmckenzie43 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I guess since I forgive others it makes me a target for mean spirited people. I have no choice though, If I harbor the badness then I hurt myself. It just eats at me when I feel...
    Stuart3 Stuart3 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    To conclude my one year saga. I pushed everyone away after some bad stuff, and moved away really far, but a few days ago I contacted my "old" friends and they're really happy to...
    jonnyculliere jonnyculliere 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I think I've developed a relationship so deep that it's completely unhealthy. I'm stuck between thinking I know my worth but also not wanting to lose this person at the same time...
    Loveonhersleeves Loveonhersleeves 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I could probably win medals for holding a grudge; my family laughs at me about it, but I really should learn to let go. It doesn't hurt anyone except me in the long run.
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    My very first tango class! Wow, I've rarely felt so welcome and noticed...both instructors took a bit of time to show me the steps and moves. One of them said in the warmest...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I forgive but I never put myself in the position where I will have to forgive for the same transgression from same person again.
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    We all mess up from time to time. End up hurting someone....causing someone to cry at some time or another....they may have even hurt us...,maybe to the point where we feel we...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    To be able to play guitar is one of my goals. I have "google searched" "free guitar lessons" and visited so many sites.Too many times I have checked out a website that offers free...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F Jan 10

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    Ok being a Capricorn first of all we rarely forget and nor do we forgive easily too, but I suppose that being the type of person that I am I guess when you hurt me to a certain...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M Jan 10

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    We all do mistakes, sometime we mess up. Nobody is perfect, its better to forgive people for what they did. Its a great satisfaction. But if its happening again and again or...
    mike15121 mike15121 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I will forgive you -not for your peace of mind - but for my own. I deserve to move on even through the mistakes you've made. Just because I've forgiven you does not imply we will...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I need someone who no matter how much I try pushing them away they stick to my side.. Someone who ****** me off but is easily forgiven.. Someone who hugs me when they know...
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well me and my mother have a bit of a broken relationship (long story short she has a drinking problem and growing up she would always kick me out and spread lies about me and try...
    CristaNicole CristaNicole 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Dear god. Take this from me. Take my poison. Take my sting. Take my anger. Take my pain. Take my bitterness. Take my sadness. Take my hurt. Take my awful memories. Take my lack if...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I use learning as a form of therapy. Why do I need therapy...? I learn a lot, mainly from books. I haven't read that much in 2014, though. I have read a lot on the internet, but...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Other than the whole love triangle thing, I need some advice with my COUSIN. I have three female cousins. The oldest one I'm not that close to and only talk to in family get...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I deserve no sympathy. I deserve not to love or be loved. I deserve to be alone. I've one mistakes in the past with my ex that I could never forgive myself for. I've hit her before...
    lostloveangel lostloveangel 18-21, M Jan 3

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    We are often let down by the most trusted people and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven't done, while others ignore our faults and just...
    LamPake LamPake 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    The Final Inspection The solider stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass, He hoped his boots were shinning, Just as brightly as His brass. Step forward now, you...
    Insan3lyGifted Insan3lyGifted 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Life is hard right now. Life is always hard. My depression went away for a little while but now its come back. It never fully goes away. It’s always on and off. In a way it’s...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Jan 13

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    I need some advice if you have a boyfriend and once you have a fight with him because of his childhood friend in the end you forgive them and move on and then your other friend...
    kirihiko kirihiko 16-17, F Jan 15

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    My mom has lot issues and need help but can't help her .My mom end up cheating on my dad with my ex when I was younger .My dad still don't know .I told her he was abusive and she...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Enlighten your days with these 7 cultural concepts we don't have in the US--by Starre Varten on the Mother Nature Network. "If you want to add a new and different perspective to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    I do not think I will be able to forgive my husband for cheating, EVER
    BeautifullyBroken80 BeautifullyBroken80 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Made a new friend and we were talking about how we hate fake people and how people randomly just vanish from your life with no warning. Funny, because this person turned into...
    NicoleDollx NicoleDollx 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Its true , forgivness its an attribute of the strong ...but how can u forgive , when the existence of that person reminds u of his sin , its also true that we dont hate people we...
    FreedomVirus FreedomVirus 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    There's a dark bubbling rage inside everyone... It comes naturally for some to ignore it, and be able to move on with life... I used to forgive and forget easily, but now I've got...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Of course I'm going to hold a grudge. Why would I do somebody a favor after they servely tore my confident up and stomped on my heart until the blood froze and shattered. Why would...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    As much as I love my birthday, what they say is true: Capricorns rarely forgive, and they never forget.
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 4 Responses Jan 10

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    People can make their way into my life and have experiences with me. But they must rememeber that when they wrong I do not forget. I will rememeber forever, and I will not be to...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F Jan 10

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    i can forive easily ....even saying i will not but its come to forgive poeple who hirt me 1day !!
    dinadana dinadana 31-35, F Jan 11

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    Just a rant and kind of seeking some outside opinions. So to make a very long story short, I'll just start by saying my husband and I have been together almost 18 years, married...
    jtbryant213 jtbryant213 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11