Forgiveness is easy but forgetting is harder. It’s like that saying, I can forgive but will never forget. It’s hard to forget something that has taken an emotional and mental blow on you. I try never to hold grudges but I have friends that vow that their friendship/relationship will never be the same with others because of something that’s been done to them.
What do you think of this? Honestly, I may get frustrated and mad when someone hurts me but I find that I can easily forgive my good friends but it’s harder for me to forgive someone that I used to be in a relationship with. I think it may be because of the different kind of feelings that are involved but it takes me a longer period of time just to be able to forgive an ex-significant other… I hope this is a common thing and not just me!
Forgiveness… I believe it makes you a better person because why waste time holding grudges and having anger within yourself for a long period of time? I also firmly believe in trying to be the better person. I have to remind myself of this as well because sometimes I’d rather be angry. There’s no harm in letting out heat and anger but don’t let it consume you. You eventually have to move on in your life, and hopefully to bigger and better things.
So is forgiveness easy for you? What situations would you absolutely not tolerate? Grudges and anger a common thing for you?