You don't forget. You make a conscious decision to not hold it against the person.
One realy doesnt forget. What you can do is to analyse and figure out the state of the person's mind and situation at the time of the incident. Understanding is key. Once you do that you can begin to put it in the archives. Then you can forgive the person and move on. Time heals all.
try not forget why you forgave....if you cannot forget something bad, you havent forgiven? i say...never forget that you are the one who makes yourself, not someone else - they only complement
It's like NorseChief said, you can never forget; you need to make the decision of whether or not you can let it go to the point where you will not in a fight, under pressure or in any circumstance hold it against a person.
I agree with NorseChief and if you can't do that it is time to walk away from that person.
Never forget, or you'll just wind up having to forgive them for the exact same thing over and over.
You shouldn't really forget...that's valuable experience about that particular person. What is bad is having a chip on your shoulder about whatever they did, I guess you have to ask yourself what lead to the situation, what their intentions were and whether it'll happen again. I live by the theory that if something can happen again, it probably will.
You are not suppose to forget.
That way they can't not do it to you again.
And that way you can remind them of how they hurt you.
I don't know how one forgets but for the passage of time wherein the memories become a bit hazier and not so distinct.
Love will find a way
In Genesis 35 is the story of Joseph, whose brothers hated him; wanted to kill him; but eventually sold him into slavery when he was 17 years old. A lot happened between the events in Chapter 35 and Chapter 50:15-21 when Joseph and his brothers were brought together once again. As Joseph matured, he realized God had been at work in his life despite his brother's evil actions towards him. Joseph forgave his brothers because he knew all that had transpired had been God's plan. Joseph didn't forget what his brothers had done to him, rather, he chose not to hold it against them because he realized God had been at work through everything that had happened. God has a plan for all of our lives....we need to learn from the example Joseph left for us!