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I Want to Forgive Myself

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    Release Me.....

    I forgive myself for not being completely honest with you about my own strengths, weakness, and abilities.I forgive myself for ever believing I'm not worth anything I need OR desire.I forgive myself for choosing to believe I've ever done anything "wrong" for I've always done the...
    fulheart fulheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    Walking Alone...

    I have literaly blown up every relationship I have made. I have this, dissease, I started when I was 11 to make up stories, make up stories about my life and tell them to people. So now I am 26, I stoped lying a year ago through the help of G-d. But still, I look back and I see a...
    andreafloram andreafloram 26-30 Jun 15, 2011

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    I Want To Forgive Myself

    We humans, need to learn how to forgive. Not only other people, but mostly ourselves. That's where things get hard. I do believe, that it's easier and less painfull to forgive another human being than yourself. I slept with my best friend a while ago, when we were drunk. That...
    elizahopkins elizahopkins 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Forgive...

    I want to forgive the child I remember who trusted  his parents... But I can't... I hate him...I want to forgive the child who didn't stand up, didn't scream... But I can't... I hate him...I want to forgive the boy  who never told the teachers what the kids did to him... But I...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    So Do I.

    There was a period in my life up to when I was about 13-14 when I didn't have any power to help. What I think is the turning point of my life is when I was about 6-7 years old that I felt so helpless. I was watching my beautiful mother get puchched to the ground by my father and...
    SirPhoenix SirPhoenix 41-45, M 8 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Can A Devil Have Wings Too?

    When someone is kind I become happy. I begin to anticipate that tomorrow would be the same way. And I will no doubt corrupt somebody again. Seriously this is uncool, to have desires when I'm a devil....
    Rioyoki Rioyoki 22-25, F Dec 17, 2010

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    Enough Self Loathing Already

    It's time now to move on and forgive myself for the past, I can't change it. Self punishment is exhausting and completely pointless, don't do it!
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2011

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    My Own Guilt Makes It Imposible To Forgive Myself

    I know that I am my own worst enemy,  I am very hard on myself, I find myself constantly apologizing to everyone for things that happen that I had no control over. I can find it in my hart to forgive another person if they have caused me harm in any way and I truly hold no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself

    for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I did was deplorable and that I don't deserve forgiveness, and even worse, that I don't deserve to find love and freely love who I love...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 20

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    Site

     www.explorefaith.org/forgive.  Articles about forgiveness
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F Feb 18, 2008

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    Forgivness

    Forgiving myself for things I do is easier than forgiving myself for things I take responsibility for that other people do.This seems to be a major defect in my character.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Sep 2, 2011

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    Forgiveness Has The Power To Heal

    Forgiveness can comfort you on difficult days, smiles when sadnes intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for our eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2012

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    I Didnt Tell Him

    I m 23 years old and have living with the thought that I have a forever STD since I was 16.  I now know I don't, oddly enough. I recently was in a relationship with someone I cared for very much. We moved fast emotionally and fell head over heals. He thought I was perfect...
    bean23 bean23 22-25, F Dec 4, 2009

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    Serenity

    Just something I wanted to share.  More for myself than anyone.  Still, maybe something that can help us all at certain times. According to Wikipedia, the prayer is most often attributed to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.  However, there is some doubt as to the true...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    I Want To Forgive Myself

    i would cut myself almost every minute i hate it, and i want to forgive what this person made me do its personal though. i would also cry every time i get home. 
    bleedouttears bleedouttears 13-15, F Dec 2, 2010

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    There's nothing more crucial in this life

    than learning to forgive yourself. This act is not merely forgetting, nor is it condoning the mistakes you've made in your life; it's accepting that what has happened has happened, and learning to accept that you can't change them. See them for what they are; embrace the...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    I Wish I Could...

    I would love to be able to forgive myself for my cutting problem. But it's really hard to. I understand that it's in my past, but everytime I look at my scars, it's really hard to believe that I'm mentally and emotionally stable yet. I depended on cutting for almost 3 years...
    xXPsychochic56 xXPsychochic56 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    The Only Way to Move On...

    I want to forgive myself but instead of that I keep punishing me...Whenever things are getting better, unconsiously I start doing things that will make me feel worse,cause I believe I don't deserve happiness...That's the only explanation I can give to the self-distructive feeling...
    just4adream just4adream 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2007

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    Not Even Sure Why I Am Writing This

    There is something from my past that I have yet to forgive myself for...and frankly not sure I ever really will. Yeah yeah...I know...who do I think I am?  God forgave me do I think I have more right not to than Him...well no... Head and heart just dont always agree...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    It Is Never Too Late To Forgive Ourselves

    I feel so much guilt inside me. I dunno where I put it. It weighs me down heavily. I cannot take it anymore. Wish I throw all that junk into dustbin! I want to forgive myself!  To my surprise, more I forgave myself, lighter my burden became I discovered a...
    abhayam abhayam 36-40, M Mar 17, 2010

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    Feeling Betrayed

    I almost don't wanna talk about it- this feeling of betrayal and guilt.  I know that it isn't rational but I cannot forgive my body to reacting to that man who hurt me.  I feel dirty and depraved sometimes and nothing i know stops those feelings, even if i understand...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2008

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    8 years ago I was pregnant with son s

    who was to be born with a birth defect. My bf who is now my husband woke me up while he was drunk and started kicking, hitting, and pulling my hair which sent me into an early labor and i delivered my son. I held on to this secret for many years. My son died after 5 months in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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    Intrapersonal Anger Management?

    There are so many thoughts floating around my head -- things that I am constantly angry at myself for. I want to know what it's like to be emotionally stable and revel in peace of mind. Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting with myself everyday, blaming myself for terrible things...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    In The Process

    I am in the process of forgiving myself. I have made a lot of mistakes while pursuing "love and happiness"... I had two toxic relationships one after the other, I put my life on hold for them and they didn't changed their lives or plans for me... now I have to start over again...
    magicpie magicpie 31-35, F Mar 14, 2011

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    I Will Never Forgive Myself.

    Looking back on my life, everyone ADORED me. I was wicked popular, little kids wanted to be me, and everyone else wanted to know me. I sounds cocky to say but it's how it was. And when I think of how people saw me, it makes sense that they liked me. I was crazy, and outgoing...
    Chelszyo Chelszyo 18-21, F Jun 8, 2012

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    Sick Of People Making Fun Of You Because You Cut Your Self I Am?

    hey i'm rhonda people would make fun of me because i cut myself and i don't think its funny. so what i have many problems and other people to and i want to start a club who wants to join? person # 1: i do! 
    bleedouttears bleedouttears 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    It's Harder to Forgive Myself

    It's strange. I'm very forgiving and understanding with others when they slip up, even with something major. Though I may feel hurt for a little while, I'm inclined to try to understand where they are coming from and see their side and forgive them as quickly as possible...
    moonlitReveries moonlitReveries 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I feel guilty. Like I've cheated life. Taken it away from someone who hasn't even got a chance to even see what it's like. Now they will never know me and I will never know them...
    hannahashleigh23 hannahashleigh23 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I was so stupid now my life is in ruins.. There is no picking up the pieces. My life is over and I'm the only one to blame
    monicascott monicascott 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I do and not in the religious way either, but in the human, mortal way. I have forgiven many in my life who hurt me. Some meant to intentionally, some did unintentionally. That is...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response May 15

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    Please comment, I have been told that when we cannot forgive ourself for things that we have done, it is most likely that we are playing God How if God says He forgives us and I do...
    CaraMia1 CaraMia1 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, I've forgiven those who have hurt me in the past because at one point I wanted forgiveness too even if I didn't deserve it. It is absolutely freeing to forgive. Thank You...
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am looking for a healing power a power to be understood...set me free, need to lean on a promise of love from friends and family. I could have been sinking so deep that I could...
    PandaMinnie PandaMinnie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Whenever I see my old best friend, she doesn't really talk to me much unless we are alone. But when we are with others, I try to not say anything. I become irritated and greatly...
    z1a2r3a z1a2r3a 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    he past two years I have been slowly building up my confidence(mostly the ability to speak with people) for some reason I have always had an irrational fear of speaking to large...
    gryfindoors gryfindoors 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, My problem is related to my relationship. I used to be the kind of girl who would never depend on a man - that's why I would say I wasn't the best girlfriend to my SO...
    LadyCinephile LadyCinephile 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    The Egyptian man pervert of bournemouth confessed to another Egyptian man that he invited me to his flat in Bournemouth to feed me . He also described me as a vagrant and mentally...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses 28 mins ago

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    If you are a friend of mine.. You hit me once I will silently forgive you. You hit me for the second time ill forgive you again but guilt trip you a little and think that it...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 2 Responses May 6

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    a few days ago my mom went too far. ( warning. lengthy experience ahead!) to start off, she has always been the skinny one in the family. Always eating small portions of health...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 May 11

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    Please forgive me for the things I've done. I didn't plan on falling for you. I was resigned to a life of being cold and alone inside my head. All the years and all of the pain I...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 1 Response May 15

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    I just want to be lively ya know. Though I feel if I live my life for myself alone then it is pointless, so for me I must live it for others. I must help others as much as I can.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    When I was in rehab, for 16 days. Someone told me that forgiveness wasn't for the other person, it for ourselves. I had so much trouble understanding this because I'm the type of...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 10

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    Seriously, why must I forgive so easily!? Yet everyone else I know do not. I have way too much empathy to ever stay mad at someone for little things. I have an easy time...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M May 2

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    1. I hate wearing socks to bed.2. Once my friends had to hold me back when I confronted a girl with a fur coat in a bar.3. I've forgiven people who have abused me repeatedly and...
    wolftoken wolftoken 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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