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I Need to Learn to Forgive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 People

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    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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    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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    I love reading through my old journals. I was just reading a page I wrote when I was going through the rough patch.. To think it all started when I met you on sucha beautiful day...
    26andgoing 26andgoing 26-30, F Dec 18

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    I forgive easier than I hold a grudge. I can make an excuse for a person's actions even if they can't. I have learned over the years though forgiving doesn't mean roll over and...
    timidshewolf timidshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I forgive myself for having so much trouble moving on. I forgive the world for not being perfect. I forgive my love one for making the choices she continues to make. I forgive...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 29

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    So you snuck into my house, With a mask covering your face. You had your back turned to me, Then you left without a trace. You scared to death now, Cause you're headed for a...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 8

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    What's really the meaning of Forgiveness? If a person did something bad in the past and I've forgiven the person, does it mean I just trust the person again like nothing happened...
    imkryptonian imkryptonian 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have the best guy in the world but im still suisidel and wana die im fed up for people saying ur an atention seeker or ur fat or stuped stuf i guess im kida scared he dosent kno...
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 37 mins ago

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    Difficult, but sometimes vital. If I couldn't forgive certain events from my past I’d not be here. Feeling constant anger over something is incredibly draining, and incredibly...
    morea morea 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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    You and I, we got hurt my screams of fear wander to the eternal ether a crime was done on me, one I thought I could never forgive and forget Anger raged through my cells and soul...
    stdan4978 stdan4978 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Forgiiiiiiiive. Forgive and forgive. FORGIVE. Why is it so hard sometimes.
    kangaroo02 kangaroo02 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 22 Responses Nov 27

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    Forgiveness takes times. So give me time and I'll will be okay.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M Dec 9

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    Okay long vent coming up. Anyways, I'm a junior in high school and I'm just really confused about a lot of things ie. what's my purpose being here, what am I doing with my life...
    helloali helloali 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I've always been able to forgive others pretty easily. I'll probably be mad for the rest of the day, maybe till the next morning, but then I am fine. The problem I have is that I...
    BobbyClaude BobbyClaude 18-21, M Dec 6

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    The small things...I can forgive. But when someone lies to me, cheats on me, leaves me, etc...I'm not going to just forgive that person. I don't forget anything. I have tried to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Here is a part of an article excerpted from “The Secret of Letting Go” by GUY FINLEY. Self-Correction is Self-Elevation We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    first of, this doesn't mean I hate my mom.. its complicated in a way I love her for all the sacrifices, for taking care of me and my sibligs and providing for the family... but I...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    So the other day on a bit of a whim I went out an bought myself a keyboard. I love music and can already play guitar, but piano is something I've always wanted to try, after all...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I find myself worried when I walk into a store, bumping into people is a weak point, for me.(depends who it is.) What would they think of my face? Will they ask about my future...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F Dec 11

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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 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge... choose forgiveness....
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    i am going to forgive to those who tricked with my life and and those who still make fun of me , coz i don't want to waste my life thinking of you , coz i <3 PEACE
    phannendrareddy phannendrareddy 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Whenever they say something mean and horrible, I'd always find excuses for them. Yet, I feel so emotionally drained every time I forgive them. I feel like they take me for granted...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I'm a good enough person to forgive you <3 But I'm not stupid enough to trust you again
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 7

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    some think because God answers our prayers we are exempt from trials and tribulation ,,this is not so ,just the opposite ,,,we are in a battle with dark forces ,, just...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

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    Everyone has transgressed against someone else at sometime; therefore, everyone is liable to retribution. But think of the madness that would ensue if everyone were to 'get even...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I recommend the movie "An unfinished life" - very well done about the importance of forgiveness.
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Your Qualified tattoo artist or aesthetician at your picked out clinic or tattoo store should really take the time to draw on some styles of brows right before at any time picking...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do not think I will be able to forgive my husband for cheating, EVER
    BeautifullyBroken80 BeautifullyBroken80 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I love Japanese people, cultur, manga, anime and drama. so I'm learning Japanese by my self... it so difficult, sometimes I just want to give up. I'm using the "Learn Japanese form...
    JN96 JN96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Boy big one!! That's a lil hard to do at times cause some ex have been so **** up in ways no one will get only you and God no what that person did and how they done they done it...
    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M Nov 28

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    We live in such a fast-paced, fast food, microwave quick society, that we've adopted that same attitude with people. Call me old fashion, but I think it takes time to really get to...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M Nov 30

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    I am in a strange situation with my ex fiance. We were together for four years, and very happy, when he suddenly lost his feelings for me. It was really hard to understand why...
    arrowcat6 arrowcat6 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Each day that I spend in training for my AZ license I learn a tonne about trucks; that's to be expected. As I work with different instructors though, I also learn about how to and...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I suffer from having clinical depression and ADHD. Mostly the ADHD just causes me To become stressed and annoyed. I used to have a best friend who I could tell anything too. He...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 8

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    My ex hurt me really bad, with his drinking and ultimately he cheated the whole relationship (which I did not know until the end) anyways. He is not in AA and on the 9th step (I...
    chelsbo92 chelsbo92 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I sometimes feel like I shouldn't be this knowledgable, this openminded, this empowered and confident about myself. Throughout my childhood, my parents were too busy to interact...
    twelves twelves 22-25 1 Response Dec 11

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    Nature is to us what all philosophies, religions, ethical codes and ideologies have been attempting to be ever since the times of the first human entity that developed what we so...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Yes You broke me , but i promise you , you will never stand up again, You took a lot of things , but i will leave you with nothing, Forgive me after that because i will tell you...
    engineerma engineerma 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you're lucky. God will let you watch.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I read an article in Oprahs latest magazine issue, by Dr. Phil. Narcissistically, the article, finally, got me at the end where it said something along the lines of "no one needs...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago