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I Need to Learn to Forgive

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, I have went on a total slope downhill this last semester. I am a freshman in college and I totally don't know who I am anymore. I have sex, drink, smoke weed, etc. I used to be...
    regannorman regannorman 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 3

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    I don't know what to do!! :( I don't know!! Did I forgive him or did I simply hide him in my memories? When I was 11, my parents were invited to spend some time with friends...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Life gets rocky and people do some stupid things. ..hurtful things. We do as well intentionally or not that's how life goes some times. If you love someone and they hurt you...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm beginning to think that I put my relationships in a box. I also put men in a box. Just like men think women are gold diggers who only care if a man has a job or could provide...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23 1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have learned to take everything day by day. Nothing is ever going to be perfect. I have learned that your family is the most important thing. I have learned, nothing is better...
    OwnWhoYouAre OwnWhoYouAre 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I know spanish but I am learning some Italian now, if anyone wants to help that would be amazing :)
    AndrewLannister AndrewLannister 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I want to learn Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and French.
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have learned a lot-the easy way and the hard way.
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I grew up believing I had a good family.But when we are young our world is very limited and we see as far the eye can see. But when we grow up we start understanding and...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    To forgive and forget is a much nobler deed than but be filled with rage and hatred for the rest of your life. It is not a weakness. To forgive someone is to have the strength to...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    God. I grew up in God, and I was a big believer. My foundation was really good because I had a whole family of believers. Among my sisters and my cousins, I was the "closest" to...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Turning the blessings of God into a curse - Ruining the marriage bed making it an open arena for evil spirits - ties leading to the very grave, that you shall never rest in peace...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    In this world there is so much hate for one another and I believe it has to do with not forgiving. When you think of forgiveness what do you think? just wiping away the past or...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Can you forgive me again? I don't know what I said But I didn't mean to hurt you I heard the words come out I felt that I would die It hurt so much to hurt you Then you look at...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Forgiving isn't a easy thing to do as I'm sure everybody knows! Therefore can't be a weakness because it takes a lot of understanding and willpower to forgive after their...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I BELEIVE in Forgiveness I don't have much patients but I try an forgive I hope one day I can forgive myself!!!! I can forgive others with time sometimes I feel as if I stretch...
    JacodyProphecy JacodyProphecy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    ForgivenessSo, what could you forgive in your life? How far could someone push you, how deeply could they scar you and you can still let it go. I mean, honestly just let it go...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Maybe it's just because I love the people I forgive but I feel like I need to stay mad at them for a little while and let them say sorry to me. I can't do that though, once I share...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Forgiveness is good, but forgetfulness is bad. I disagree with those who say "forgive and forget" because that's a pretty dangerous way of living. You put yourself right in the way...
    JJ125880 JJ125880 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Forgiveness is possible when the one seeking it takes the bold steps to be forgiven. Acknowledgement, true apology, atonement, change of behavior, rebuilding of trust. Otherwise...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Forgiving. It's the word a hero would use, but no, I'm that badass villain. Forgiving is a fake word, an escape plan for those who are guilty; it is the mental mercy. I will never...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am learning. I am learning to love myself more and more every day. I am learning that no one is perfect and I have finally accepted that I am not nor will I ever be. I love my...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F Jun 30

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    All the people talk to forgive others who hurt you. Why i never was able to forgive? I was hurt all my life by different women. It started with my mother abusing me, then girls at...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm trying to forgive an ex whom is not sorry and could care less that he treated me like **** or that he turned my world upside and stomped all over my heart. I'm trying to...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I won't forgive you my ******* ***** of a ex.You used me.Lied to me.Ill never forgive you.Never.
    ItsAllMyFaultxx ItsAllMyFaultxx 13-15, M Jul 14

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    You gotta be strong to be able to forgive.Forgiveness means letting go,release pain.I think we dont have time to waste with ire,anger and revenge. Those are silly inmature things...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Any one that hurts me I forgive very quickly people tell me it's bad but I just can't stand the pain on heart of not forgiving someone for hurting me even if they did the worse...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I forgive people because I believe in second chances but just because i forgive dosent mean i forget.
    HopeForReson HopeForReson 16-17, F a week ago

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    It's not easy to forgive if you will use your feelings... Forgiveness is not only a feeling it's a decision...
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't believe I have ever met someone that truly forgave another...Think of anything! Maybe your dad punched you in the face. And when you got older, he never laid another hand...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think this is hard to do especially being 4 ft 8! As everyone looks down on me so it's awkward to shout up and stand your ground!I find it awkward having to look up but whereelse...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 6

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
    proulxfam proulxfam 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    Keep on learning. Keep enriching yourself. There was a movie about a class of kids that would not learn and study. Across from their class room there was a class filled with...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jul 20

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    My affair just ended a couple of months ago after my BF found out about a MM I had been seeing for over a year. The MM was my best friend and helped me trough the toughest times...
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