You can forgive, but can you forget?

United States
May 30, 2007 11:14am CST
My friend and I had a really bad fight and some ugly things were said. We have been friends since grade school so I know that each of us will forgive the other. But I also know that it will never be forgotten. In your life have you ever been able to forgive and forget?
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
30 May 07
hmmm, i dont think that forgiving takes the lesser time, and it is easier to do. however, it is possible to forgive, no matter how long it takes. basically i just takes the form of getting tired of carrying the memory of whatever it is that hurt you, and letting go.
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• United States
31 May 07
I hope we both can. If not it will make things different.
@jolly223 (73)
• United States
30 May 07
I try to forgive and forget but this is hard to do. It is just one of those things that takes time.
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• United States
31 May 07
I hope not too much.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
31 May 07
It would depend on the situation..I've forgiven ppl who've done petty things but its my nature to never forget whats been done...there are situations and ppl in my past that not only have I not forgotten what they've done but I'll never forgive them either....
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
31 May 07
Yes i tend to forgive but it is difficult to forget.Forgiving is easy.One should be able to forgive to go ahaed in life.I have forgiven those who where responsible for going away of my job.But i have not forgotten.
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@aneekuh (133)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Forgiving may take a sec, but forgetting may take a lifetime..
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Forgiving is much easier than forgetting. It usually doesn't take me long to forgive those who do me wrong, but sometimes I have forgotten the wrongs, only to have them happen again. It makes me leary next time of forgetting quite so easily. I may try to forgive and forget, but it isn't always easy for me anymore.
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
I believe that to be able to really forgive you must forget. Forgiving is easy but it's a human nature that we don't easily forget what has been done. Forgiving is a process. A slow process. However, If you don't forget what has been done then you wouldn't be able to forgive even if you said that you already do so. In addition, in the process of forgiving, forgetting must also be included. Hey, it's nice forgive someone and leave behind whatever cause you pain. That's when you feel happiness.