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I Need to Learn to Forgive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 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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    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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    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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    I went through a large period of my life being very closed, and shutting people out. Looking back I realise that because of all the inner turmoil I was going through, I needed...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    There is an ending to everything..Sometimes pleasantsometimes not... this one is turning out ..not.Been in a net relationship since last year with a girl I have found out has been...
    second2015 second2015 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    As people, I think we all do things that hurt others. Some things may cause more hurt than other things, but we all do it. There are times where the hurt is unintentional. Things...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a very forgiving person but I do not forget. I forgive people but I don't let them walk over me. Once someone has betrayed me I take a mental note not to trust that person. so...
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When you go through these groups do you read the title and do a little self-assessment to see if it applies to you? In essence, I've led an easy life, never in great need, devoid...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Like I've mentioned before I was raped by my stepfather when I was 10 years old. While I know without a doubt that what he did was wrong I am still finding a place in my heart to...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have always believed that forgiveness is very important. I would actually say it is one of the keys to happiness. I am always quick to forgive. Holding onto unforgiveness is...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ive been on ep for quite some time now and I've meet a lot of people during the time ive been on here. My life isn't exactly perfect. I have problems that need fixing and I keep...
    ReachingNirvana ReachingNirvana 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I forgave you... Not because you deserve forgiveness, but because I deserve peace.
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I believe that there is a difference between forgiveness and trust. Everyone deserves forgiveness, not everyone deserves to be trusted again.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I feel this very strongly. If you won't be here for me when I need you and I'm at my worst, you will never get anything from me again that isn't cold courtesy. I will never forgive...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My dad treated my family like crap. For years. I forgive him, but I won't forget what he did to us.
    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I was being nosy and looked up an ex. He has a wedding registry this year. I had a feeling he was getting married or was already married. I don't like this ex. So idky i felt so...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    How strong it has made me. I have gained great strength in asking for forgiveness. Most fell I am weak because I am sincere and humble. Little do they know. I am strong and bold...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Hello, I am wondering if anyone has any views and/or experiences concerning forgiving those who are not repentant. Is anyone struggling with this, or found a way to forgive the...
    musicman1965 musicman1965 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    The damn kid is 3 ****'n years old. He needs to stop wearing diapers whenever he needs to ****. Stop spoiling him and be a real parent. DONT YELL OR GET MAD AT ME FOR GETTING MAD...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    People want you to forgive but forgiving is really hard. My mother used to abuse me when I was a kid as almost everyday it felt like hell and everyday I lived in fear thinking...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Since I know that God is putting in my heart to pray for my future husband instead of throwing a tantrum like I did, I will pray that he will be a godly man that loves God and puts...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm always give people multiple chances to hurt me, and I've learned that it's wrong; these people are just so miserable and I don't need them around. I'm not obligated to give...
    myheaven myheaven 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Hello there, I would like to show my sad sad story which is true. My mother has kicked me out for the fourth time and as I write this, I am still kicked out. How does this all...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    You may have done some things wrong, but I know you have done a lot of things right too. I forgive you for what you did, because I want you to have more opportunities to do it...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I have had a horrible past and you can tell by my posts. I only wish that you can forgive me for what I have done
    christophzzzs christophzzzs 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I know im not perfect and I probably have hurt people but I don't care once hurt im not forgiving you. immature some may say yes . I honestly don't care its not in my nature to...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Forgiveness is essential to our well being. Never waste time on grudges, anger, anxiety or unhappiness, forgive and let that complete forgiveness give you the inner peace and...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't think that forgiveness is always necessary or helpful. I had one person that I tried to forgive for years, and I couldn't do it. No matter what I tried, I couldn't forgive...
    thunderstormwatcher thunderstormwatcher 36-40, M Jul 15

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    Today I discovered something. My biggest flaw is.... I forgive too easily. No, not everyone deserves another chance, you naive kitten.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Some wounds, we carry with us everywhere… and though the cut is long gone, the pain still lingers. What’s worse? New wounds, which are so horribly painful, or old wounds...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I always believe in forgiveness. If you cheated on me that's different. If you cheated on me, don't come near me, don't come back to my house to give me flowers for your sorriness...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I want to be forgiven for cheating on my boyfriend. I been with him on and off for a long time. I cheated because I was lonely and felt ignored in the relationship. I feel like he...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    People always say,"Lean on me when you are in need." But how often does that actually happen? I mean when you try to rely on someone else they magically are too busy to care, or...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    i forgive my Husband everyday.. he cheated on me.. it was very hard at first.. like punch on ur face... so hard thst i shut myself down and pretended nothing happened.. didn't work...
    BohemianSoul BohemianSoul 31-35, F 12 Responses Jul 14

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    I think forgiveness is to be given asked for or not. I mean some people forgive their daughter's murderer .. who never asked for forgiveness ?! Forgiveness in my opinion is a...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I need to learn how to not mess up every relationship I get. I need to learn how to let go. I need to learn how to control my emotions better. I need to learn how to not stampede...
    SyrkSefhir SyrkSefhir 18-21, T Jul 14