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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Please someone tell me how to forgive my ex. I suddenly remembered months ago: My ex asked me to make him some egg omelette in pita bread- my new invention, like a wrap switch...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Oct 4

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    I am a 16 yr old teen, from Tampa, FL, and the last time i received a spanking was at age 14 around Thanksgiving. I don't know what made it hurt more, being spanked with a belt...
    jaybrigee16 jaybrigee16 16-17, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I did something silly I blocked my boyfriend best fiends on his phone and he found out yesterday and he said Tell me was it u and I said no and he said only people who no my...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Just like high school. If get any diplomas, I'll be just a hair from failing. I don't know what to do. I lack self-discipline. How do I find it? How do I earn it? Self-discipline...
    uneducatedscholar uneducatedscholar 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I've just been rejected harshly after trying to apologise to someone. At what point do you turn around to someone and ask him/her to forgive you for all the harm you might have...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 Sep 30

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    When was last time ?? You stopped and thought..why we are what we are ? Why we are doing what we are told to? Why do you go to school and earn? Why you eat ,sleep...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My Sergeant says that in many ways I am beyond my years. I am highly intelligent, very book smart, etc. I have no common sense and I have the emotional capacity of a child. I have...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    I was in therapy for many years in junior high and high school. I had some serious issues around isolation and loneliness. I was depressed, horribly bullied, and miserable. Fat and...
    incorporealist incorporealist 36-40, M Sep 28

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    Hey mom, it's been a long time since we've seen each other, and even longer since we've spoken. I was 17 when I moved out, you said nothing, when Chrystal died and you showed up at...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 4

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    It is very easy to judge others and to remain angry with them for good reasons but have you ever stopped to think how you feel when you hold a grudge against someone. I've been...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Mostly all the painful memories working for many creeps, and one time getting severely ill from working for horrible people. I used to think of ways which I could have deferred...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    http://www.familylifeeducation.org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMn0QNdiuGE Those two links both have to do with forgiveness. The top one...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've been through a lot in my life some issues I believed I've caused myself due to bad decisions others I've have no control over I feel much guilt and remorse for some of my...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need some serious advice. Sorry this is long I just need a lot of help! Please help me out!! My ex and I were together for almost two years and we were madly in love. It was a...
    ArisDiCicco ArisDiCicco 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    i've learnt to forgive people and be more patience. no matter how bad the situation is, you will never regret the day when u don't argue them back.
    foodielovers foodielovers 18-21, F Oct 13

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    This is a last resort and before you attack me I have asd, depression at the times, emotional difficulties, and was a bully myself. Back in high school I was very insecure I...
    Paige123459 Paige123459 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    I honestly do wish it was easier to forgive the ones who hurt me. But once i think about what they did to me i become so angry and i don't want to feel this way anymore. I don't...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    So one of my friends and i were like sisters. Complete opposites she was against anything I was into. Well, she started to drift away at the end of last school year and was guilt...
    awkwardtaco2001 awkwardtaco2001 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    A friend once told me, that people must learn to look back to their past, because it defines them of who they are. But she added, God placed our eyes in the front of our head and...
    kyrielee kyrielee 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Sometimes I sit around and think wow I would be such an angry person if I didn't forgive people so much. Growing up I was pretty much isolated from people (mostly my parents fault...
    Laidybug29 Laidybug29 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    The very fact we human beings have an inate capability to adapt also tells us that we can learn new things. For some it's quicker while some of us struggle yet we're able. I look...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't forgive and forget easily is a misconception. I don't forgive and forget at all. I am sorry but this stop has but one chance. Life is too short, mistakes I can stand...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Due to a mental disorder, I experience extreme mood swings, not unlike bipolar disorder. When these happen, I tend to lash out and hurt people, not physically but through words. I...
    angels16 angels16 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really like learning whatever I can about the world. I take extra college classes all the time not because I need them but it won't hurt me and I like trying to learn new things...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    The more love you give, the more your able to live, and to live free most of all. To love without needing to get love. Loving outwardly as a way of giving back to yourself is the...
    Misspsychaddict Misspsychaddict 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Because my ability to control my emotions is alike of ones to a baby. When I don't get attention from those I wanted attention from I'll start to throw tantrums. Even here. I'm...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am TRYING to learn this & I am having problems with it. In the past 2 years, I have nearly died twice (sepsis & a heart attack), have dealt with cancer, the heart attack...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Forgiveness is not an expression of emotion, but an act of self discipline.
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M Sep 27

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    10 Life Lessons I've Learned 1. Dressing up and doing your makeup always makes you feel good. 2. Those days when you lay around the house in sweats and a hoodie with your little...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    My dad always tells me, "Strive to be a lifelong learner, kid. Never stop reading. People who don't read are dumb." A tad blunt yes, but nevertheless there is undeniable truth in...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm naturally drawn to men that have strong personalities/characters and that tend to be in a position of power. I believe my own personality is such that people either love me or...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    When I was younger my home environment wasn't the best, and I thought I knew everything that I wouldn't end up in the same scenario. In fact I did start of differently I had a "I...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Life is hard, I'm not going to lie and you will get hurt by the people around you especially from those you love but the important thing is to forgive. Show those people that your...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Most def. It's the only way that I can function now, cause people forgive.
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Forgiveness is not for them, it is for you.
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    My mom was there for me ever since I lived to be fourteen years old and she has given up and I have been in foster care for a year and a half but I want to forgive her because she...
    hollymeyer00 hollymeyer00 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every night when my dad goes to work my mum gets up and drags me into her room . I guess it's because my dads nightshift and she never gets to see him . but she takes it out on me...
    youngandhorney123 youngandhorney123 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I may easily forget but i'd never forgive someone who have done something wrong to me or hurt me in any way.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You may let time autocorrect your mistakes but everything I do has reason and meaning behind it, so I don't forget so easily. I hate you and I only hope you return the favor, or...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 2 days ago

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