How quick are you in forgiving others?

Canada
March 28, 2008 10:57pm CST
When someone you love or care about has hurt you. How long does it generally take for you to come around to forgiving that person?
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
29 Mar 08
It really depends on what they did to hurt me I think. I mostly can get over things pretty quickly but that does not mean I have forgotten. I usually don't hold a grudge for long.
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• Canada
29 Mar 08
Thats a healthy way to live and I think sometimes a misunderstanding takes place as well. Usually when people are not being totally honest with one another.
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
I guess i am easy to forgive others, i am actually not the kind of person who keeps hatred all the time. When i am mad right now, i would be okay just a few minutes after. I easily forget that i got angry, etc. If a person comes to me and asks for forgiveness and wants reconciliation, i am always ready to accept that.
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• Canada
29 Mar 08
That's a very healthy way to live as long as you have actually let go of the anger. Otherwise it will eat you up over time. And your resentment could do far greater damage down the road.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Forgiving is the easy part, forgetting is not. Well that is not always true. Personally for me, I am usually quick to forgive and let it go. However at some point, there is a straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back, and I will never entirely forgive that person, and will definetly not forget. That is usually about the point when I write said person out of my life, and basically will never have contact with them again. Is it healthy? Probably not, but if someone has wronged me that much, they don't deserve to be in my life. Out of sight leads to out of mind with me.
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• Canada
29 Mar 08
I can understand four feelings, but what if they were your child?
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