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Cherie Burbach

Poll: Can You Forgive and Forget?

By February 10, 2013

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Forgiveness is a hard concept, we see this all the time in our relationships. It's hard to let things go and trust that the people in our life have our best interests at heart.

How are you at forgiveness? áTake our poll:

February 10, 2013 at 9:06 am
(1) Susan M. Baganz says:

I don’t know that we should forget. If we forget behaviors that offend us or hurt us we open ourselves up to being repeatedly and possibly abused. At some point if things do not change we may need to give up that relationship. Forgive – yes. Forget – no. If the other person is not sorry for what they have done relationship is broken no matter how much I forgive. I still need to do so because it frees me from anger, bitterness and resentment. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean I’ll continue being their friend or trust them.

February 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm
(2) friendship says:

I agree, it’s hard to forget, especially when someone hasn’t told us that they are sorry. If someone sincerely apologizes then you should forget, because bringing up something again and again hurts a relationship. It’s the forgiving when someone isn’t sorry that is especially hard, but you’ve got the right idea: forgiveness frees you.

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