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I Need to Learn to Forgive

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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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    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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    for me personally. i don't want to die hating people, or being angry. people make mistakes. forgiving them doesn't mean you have to be their best friend again. it's just letting go...
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    Last night I dreamt that the guy that I have a TREMENDOUS crush on for 3 years now learnt that how I feel about him and he was sad and depressed..... Truth being said I don't...
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    So lately I have been working a lot on forgiveness. Forgivingthe person involved, fending off resentment, and most importantly, forgiving myself. Even though I feel like I have...
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    I think the one thing I've always struggled with was my boyfriends forgetting my birthday 2 times in a row. We've been together for 3 years so it does hurt and it does make me feel...
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    Time does not heal all wounds...The key is to gain closure by starting a dialog with those who have wronged you in the past, accepting that not everyone is at the same level or...
    TabbyBD TabbyBD 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    But. Omg. But when i try the pain hits. Or i succeed momentarily. Until i hear of jerks. Hypersensitive yes. Aware yes. Are they No. Never publicly...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    15.9.14 one of the most memorable experiences of my life. This was day when I played my first badminton tournament, I got trashed by my opponent. The scores were 15-2 and 15-5 very...
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    I grew up without a father and yet I was never really one of those kids that questioned why. When I was seven, my mother met my step father. At first he floated into our lives and...
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    To me, it's a strength to be able to forgive, because there's always the risk that the person who hurt you might do it again, but you're strong enough to give them a second chance...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Dear dad, I write to you not for you but for me and my soul. I realized that I'm hurting myself more holding this grudge against you. I don't think I can ever forgive you for...
    Jimena123 Jimena123 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I cannot stand my girlfriend's mom. I have been through a lot with her and now she is sick , I am supposed to sympathized and forgive her. I wanna be there for my girlfriend but...
    jacquesjvital jacquesjvital 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I want to learn Spanish and German so much
    forders forders 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    He'll yes Want too learn many language But jut in my dream cuz nah in my really life
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    There was time anger was only emotion I knew. love,hatred,jealousy,anything I had to show I'd be angry,but only with the people I felt strong connection with,there was a time if I...
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    Its not forgiving others... Its forgiving myself... Ive done something so terrible that its been a year and it still eats me on the inside. I will never forgive myself over...
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M Sep 10

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    I forgive everybody else, but your self is the hardest to forgive. I want to forgive me. Do you forgive me? Will you treat me better than I have been treated?
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    Never in a million years. I don't think I'll ever forgive my mom for what she did to me. I've always been kinda mistrusting at first, naturally wary. It can take months, even...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I just don't know how. I have a list of people that I need to go down and try to forgive each one of them for myself.
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    Long story here. My boyfriend told me last night that he kissed another girl who came onto him when they were drunk a few weeks ago. Now comes the long part. We have been together...
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    My marriage crumbled over three years ago. It actually ended long before that, but I did not want to accept that fact. I then entered into a series of short meaningless...
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    in the blink of an eye,everything can change.so forgive often and love with all your heart.you may never know when you may not have that chance again.
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