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“Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate
the decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group
who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.”
Fred Luskin in this article:
Letting Go of Grudges and Bitterness
Feels Better, Forgiveness or Revenge?
Forgive Doesn’t Automatically Mean To Reconcile
It’s Not What You Think
Forgiveness: Does It Mean We Have to Stay Friends?
Is Not a Feeling
The benefits of forgiveness are many as the following articles explain.
Take this quiz and see how well you forgive.
The following topic includes articles about how to forgive.
One of the best strategies for forgiveness is to focus on your own self-development
that will decrease your focus on the other person or group that you believe
had offended or hurt you. Instead, you will focus on what you can control —
— to see the value in others, including that they sometimes make mistakes.
Intelligence — to sense when you are feeling resentment or obsessing about
what happened to you.
Improving Yourself — this
is a link to many resources about developing yourself.
— to learn to stay in the present, rather than ruminating about what happened
— to have the courage to approach the other person or group, explain what you
believe they did to you, say you forgive them and why.
— approaching the other(s) can expose you to how they will react — you will
Do You Forgive Even When It Feels Impossible? (Part 1)
for Discovering How to Forgive
to Forgive When It’s Difficult
You Don’t “Need” or “Have To” Forgive Anyone If
You Don’t Want or Feel Ready To
How to Learn to Trust Again
– Setting Personal Goals
Requirements of Learners in Training and Development
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