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I Need to Learn to Forgive

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    Impossible? - How do you every forgive anything that was so obviously so hurtful...  A time in my life when i was 6yrs old, my father was murdered. How do I forgive the...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F Mar 5, 2010

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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...
    NeopolitanSkye NeopolitanSkye 36-40, F Feb 29, 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...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 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...
    Axo Axo 22-25 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    I really need to forgive myself.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My sister and i doesnt like each other, i like to fix our relationship but she doesnt have any respect to me, her big sister. That makes me want to strangle her.... I dont think...
    kaitlinpeige kaitlinpeige 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I've learned forgiveness is possible and makes way for growth and love. Before I go any further I am going to make a disclaimer: this story will be a short novel about my life...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    We were married almost nine years, I was pregnant with our third child and he cheated. Everything was a lie! Here we are two years later and the scars are still so very real and...
    undecided423 undecided423 31-35, F Mar 29

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    Forgiveness I have done many things in the dark, things I'm not proud of, things that I need to ask forgiveness. But I haven't. I have not looked for forgiveness for my sins, and...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think lessons are really learned and understood better when you make a mistake and feel its full consequences. If you get away with bad things you learn nothing. If you feel and...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't think I can forgive my husband for the way that he acted when my father got sick and passed away from prostate cancer after a 10 year battle against it. My dad was pretty...
    idk8 idk8 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Our most fundamental needs are for love,connection,understanding ,support and being valued and appreciated.Ultimately ,we can only get these need filled from within ourselves ,from...
    mishakapoor mishakapoor 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I need to see the moon and the stars in the night sky silhouetting the ocean.. i need to be laying down on the beach listening the the waves crash on the shore. Staring up at the...
    Krysk Krysk 13-15, M 54 mins ago

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    after me and my boyfriend broke up he still text me via Facebook, asking me to forgive him, but he didn't mention about relationship or something. I already forgot everything he...
    d143girl d143girl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do believe in forgiveness. This doesn't mean forgetting though, let's make that clear. Forgiveness is a very complex concept to grasp; is it saying "it's fine" to something...
    cassidysc cassidysc 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I need help! I have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I still can't forgive something he did in the first month of us dating. He got into a car with a girl he used to...
    kayngel kayngel 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I forgive you and I am sorry. I wish to set my soul free and in order to do that I need to let go of the pain I've endured and the pain I've caused. I am sorry and I forgive you.
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Life is a long journey...we meet so many people when we are traveling that...we cannot stop in front of one person and hate him as we have to go far in our journey...you don't need...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    "Since when is forgiveness a better quality than loyalty" I've always been a stubborn individual just like my father and one of the biggest vices I have is being too prideful...
    Cantbelieveit20 Cantbelieveit20 22-25, M Apr 7

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    In a really dark time and need some people to talk to that dont judge what im going through,
    tj599 tj599 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    The choice to forgive is not only the right thing to do, but the strongest thing you can do for yourself. To forgive is to put your own pride aside and be the bigger person... To...
    autumnslove autumnslove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It...
    serachii serachii 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    i always forgive people that hurt me,my mom has this same habit even she forgives people who hurt her i dont know why i have such a soft heart i dont like to take revenge,even if i...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    I realize that everyone doesn't deserve forgiveness because I am not looking for sympathy if a person can't admit to me that they messed up I cant forgive that person and why...
    cantfoolthewise cantfoolthewise 31-35 Mar 19

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    This is the first step to healing..whenever someone does me wrong, the first thing I do is say "I forgive you, it's in the past" because it honestly is!! Trust me when I say I've...
    YoursTrulyLina YoursTrulyLina 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    if you don't forgive, there's more weight to your shoulders. why carry more trouble than u already have? grudges drain your energy, i don't bother. forgive and move on
    basedgodschild basedgodschild 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    How can I after the days months weeks he hasn't talked to me for or not cared about me... Since I was about 4 I used To see him some weekends he kept saying we are going to do...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I need someone to confine in. Someone that will have my back no matter what. Im scared to write how I really feel I just need some unconditional love. I just want this guy to...
    LolaaBunnii LolaaBunnii 18-21 Mar 18

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    Let me just start off with some background. I have been a Christian girl all my life, my dad left when i was 11 this rlly took a toll on me, i needed my father's love. i needed him...
    Porcelian Porcelian 16-17, F 20 Responses Mar 29

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    My mind is racing with all the things I need to do. There's always something that needs to be done; from school to work, and the worrying about how the bills are going to get paid...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    If u anyone needs 2 talk about the pain in their life I am here 2 help I've been in pain most of my life but that is what keeps me going u can't let others rule u & take the...
    charlymyrt charlymyrt 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    If u anyone needs 2 talk about the pain in their life I am here 2 help I've been in pain most of my life but that is what keeps me going u can't let others rule u & take the...
    charlymyrt charlymyrt 56-60, F Apr 4

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    Dear Lord, Family anf i are oing through hard times. We are so scared. Its so dark tonight. Are expecting the worse. The weather is horrible, so humid. I saw my sisters hugging...
    Donotletmego Donotletmego 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need roommate advice. Basically one of my roommates, who was one of my better friends, completely chewed me out and made me feel absolutely horrible for something that isn't even...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Desperately need a friend... I'm sorry this is a long background story but this is the abbreviated version. I'll try to make things clear. It may just come off as shallow, whiny...
    ArtsyPatrick ArtsyPatrick 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I loved a girl who used to be my colleague. After around one year of time, I secretly married that girl. Just three months passed, I came to know a fact about that girl. She has...
    divykant divykant 26-30, M Mar 26

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Honestly, I think the most learning I could get right now would not come from any kind of book, nor any school or teacher. I've had more than enough advice on how I *should* live...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My son's umbilical cord is wrapped around his neck and the only thing that can save him is a lot of s*x to shake him loose but it might not work. I need to do this soon, make love...
    iap1202 iap1202 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have a struggled quite a bit living life. Battling alcoholism, depression, an anxiety disorder and social phobias I have crossed an emotional landscape often painted bleak and...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I don't think I will ever grow tired of learning or being a student. Of course, eventually I want to receive my university degree and pursue the career I am working towards, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Never Will. I never forgive my mum for not believing me when I was raped and when she called me a ****. It still hurts thinking about it.
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Change your life by forgiving those that hurt/harmed you. I love this vid on forgiveness > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4tl_AAxQao
    InnerCalm InnerCalm 31-35 3 Responses Mar 20

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    “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner." Max Lucado
    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I was not always like this. I loved him, I can't ever see him upset and I could never be angry over him, but right now I am. I though he was my best friend and I had fallen for...
    Alveira04 Alveira04 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I feel like the biggest piece of scum on the planet. I was celebrating my friends 20th birthday and made the decision to drive around town drunk. I've driven buzzed before and felt...
    browniesnoops browniesnoops 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    In high school I had bad depression. I had no idea what to do with myself or how i really felt. There were 2 guys. Guy 1: i ended up dating for a couple weeks and i knew it...
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F Apr 3

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    All i have to say is if God and Jesus can forgive us all, why can't I when I'm made in their image?
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    No. It does not work like that. You do not forgive because you want people to walk right over you...even though sometimes it could be interpreted that way and they call you a...
    Psychologica Psychologica 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure whether I've improved any especially in English, I tried really hard to master it whether in writing or speaking. I find it hard every time when I learn the language...
    iqmalzbrown iqmalzbrown 26-30, M Mar 18