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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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    I've made it my mission to accept myself and love me for me regardless of what people say or do to me. I have allowed people to make me believe I was worthless and I allowed people...
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    OK so it's not necessarily a rant, more of just a need vent. Now that I've been denied by the government to get on disability (witch I need) I'm now forced to try to find a job...
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    Here it is. Im about to finally lay down exactly what is wrong Christianity and Catholicism. For starters, your first commandment says "Thou shalt have no gods before me". Do...
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    This has always been the case for me. I love entertainment and being entertained but I love to learn in the process. This has been the case since I was a little girl. This world...
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    There's two one of a family friend who's daughters n son. The other myself. I will never forgive for what they have done and for the worst of it they pretty much get awake scot...
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've had to let go/start letting go of some people in my life lately. Although I feel like I'm doing the right thing, I'm finding myself feeling very lonely. I'm usually okay with...
    CookeyV CookeyV 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't like anybody really or forgive people because of stuff happened in my past. I don't believe anyone could ever like me and I don't ever feel good enough. I feel unloveable...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Wow! Hi everyone. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I love reading. Well, there’s one thing you need to know. You need to learn. If you don’t learn every day, your knowledge...
    w0llycyte w0llycyte 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    5 Things To Remember When You Feel Broken “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale No doubt...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 56-60, F a week ago

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    Ugh. Not even dating, more like 3 early hookups and then months of bullshit pen-pallery (living 2 hrs apart is a significant hurdle to getting together often, still almost a full...
    HelenTarnation HelenTarnation 41-45, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    A week ago a guy who I recently have fallen in love with cheated on me with this ex girlfriend. I had been suspicious of her the entire time but he assured me nothing would happen...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    not to make too much of it...i have a long way to go. talking has finally started to put things together. pieces of the past that provided the vital "why"? why do i do what i do...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Sometimes you have to be slammed in the head by a sledge hammer for that brain light bulb to go off. Not too long ago I was cruising along on a shaky brain wave with all these...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 4

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    It's 7am. I've been up all night reading. I am only here now because I am troubled. I want to state that everything I post on here is everything that is happening in my life. I...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My husband calls me names and puts down my flaws every time he is mad. He takes one small thing like a difference of opinion and blows it completely out of proportion by telling me...
    Pennyheart Pennyheart 31-35, F Feb 2

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    Forgive people when you can someday you will need someone to forgive you
    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    If you can't forgive ..you're not hurting them you're only hurting yourself. ..
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I keep trying to forget what I did. The night my dad died I left the room. He was on hospice and he was at home. I hired someone to care for him 24 hours a day but I gave him...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy 16-17 Feb 1

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    I will always remember what happened and what almost came to be, but I forgave someone a few years ago. He was an old bully from middle school, but he asked me to forgive him and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jan 31

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    ThroughRoseGlasses ThroughRoseGlasses 16-17, F Jan 31

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    If I keep holding a grudge against someone it totally ruins my day like I keep thinking about the bad reasons why I am mad at someone and so on. Exspecially if someone apologized...
    Countryroad15 Countryroad15 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    When God created human, the angels were surprised. "Why the heck You created a being like this, who will destroy each other, destroy the earth?" Oh, by the way, I paraphrase the...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    i learned that you cannot make someone return what you feel. that remaining loyal to someone who didn't care about you was not something that gained you anything more than...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 29

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    I'm realizing now I can't forgive and forget easily because of what a guy did to me.
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    My daughter has a severe learning disability in mathematics. I always conceal my disappointment about this from her. Many times I do get frustrated trying to help her at home with...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    when I was 17, I lived with my dad. mom told me he wasn't my real father and made it pretty damn convincing and I moved back home. when I was 18, my sister admitted she was abused...
    nnysspawn nnysspawn 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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