How to Forgive Your Past Mistakes (8 Steps) (2023)

Shame is the cancer of the psyche.It slowly eats us up and corrupts everything we experience with its dark glowself hatred. And it all stems from a lack of self-forgiveness.

Have you ever said, done, or thought anything really terrible?

Have you ever:

  1. cheated on someone you love
  2. crossed a line you thought you would never cross, or
  3. intentionally harmed yourself (or someone else)?

If you're human, I can guarantee you'll say one almost immediatelyAnd.

And don't worry, you're not alone. We haveatbeen there to varying degrees. You are not a monster, you are just a flawed and wounded human being.

While I'm not here to apologize for anything you've done (personal responsibility is key), I amBinhere to be a voice of compassion. Hating yourself won't make anything better.

It's time for some self forgiveness.

Table of contents

  • What is self forgiveness?
  • Actions that make us feel guilt and shame (examples)
  • The dark side of self-judgment
  • 8 benefits of self-forgiveness
  • How to Forgive Your Past Mistakes (8 Steps)

What is self forgiveness?

Self-forgiveness is the practice of forgiving oneself for past wrongdoing. It's about changing your perception of yourself and what happened through the eyes ofself-compassion and self-understanding.By understanding the deeper mechanisms ofWhyyou did what you did and holding yourself in the embrace of self love you can let go, move on and feel free again.

Actions that make us feel guilt and shame (examples)

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While we can sometimes feel haunted by a thought or intention that we have secretly carried (once or many times), generally we feel most deeply influenced by what we haveCompleted.

Here are some examples of actions that make us feel guilty and ashamed:

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  • bully someone
  • get an abortion
  • cheating on the partner
  • Steal
  • Physically injuring a loved one
  • Spreading gossip and/or rumours
  • Destruction of someone else's property

And of course there are more extreme cases ranging from molestation to murder. (Obviously, this article doesn't condone such acts or give you a map to get out of jail—it simply focuses on the other side of the journey: self-forgiveness.)

The dark side of self-judgment

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It's important to have some level of guilt/shame after hurting yourself or someone else. Without guilt, we would be sociopathically ignoring the effects of our behavior. (And can you imagine what society would be like if nobody felt bad about what they did? We would live in a non-stop apocalypse.)

But guilt and shame become toxic when they startfesterbetween us; when we can't let go of what we've been doing or move on. Imagine a standing pool of water—this is what a lack of self-forgiveness feels like. There's no growth, no movement, no freshness, no life inside, just the same old rancid mud of self-hating thoughts.

In fact, when we carry toxic guilt and shame within us, we tend to create a negative and unrealistic image of ourselves. Unfortunately, such dark self-images tend to createself-fulfilling propheciesornegative feedback loops. In other words, when we carry the negativecore beliefthat we're a cheating scumbag who doesn't have an ounce of loyalty, we can continue the same behavior in our next relationship.

8 benefits of self-forgiveness

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To prevent the same old mistakes from happening, learning how to forgive yourself is crucial. In other words,Self-forgiveness gives us a new sense of life, it frees us to grow, to change and to transform ourselves in positive ways.Sometimes it inspires us to help others in similar circumstances that we once experienced (or caused).

Yes, guilt and shame are important to feel, but only up to a point. We need to grieve and regret our behavior, but we also need to create space to learn from our mistakes and change as individuals.

How self-forgiveness helps us:

  • We stop dwelling on the past (and endlessly reliving it).
  • We start living in the present moment
  • We have more hope for the future
  • We develop moreself loveand understanding
  • We can forgive others more easily
  • We learn from our mistakes and change as human beings
  • We have more energy and motivation for life
  • We learn how to become a better person

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Learning how to forgive yourself is a journey that can last from a day to a lifetime -It's really a unique process, and there is no right or wrong pace at which you “should” move.

Like you, I'm imperfect. I've done things that have shamed me to the core. I regret. I have a shadow self. But I also did a lotinner workand healing that has helped me overcome my mistakes and transform me as a person. I'm sure there will be many more hiccups in the future, but knowing the importance of self-forgiveness, I have faith that I will be able to overcome them. While I don't have instant success, I've practiced the following philosophies enough to know that I will eventually learn from my mistakes.

Here's what I've learned from my own journey and observing/helping others on their own journey on how to forgive yourself:

1. Understand that you cannot change the past

The past is over, overbroken.You cannot alter or change it. Therefore, obsessively thinking about what you “could” or “should” have done is a waste of time and energy. Beating yourself up brings nothing but more self-loathing — and self-loathing is the opposite of growth.Do you want to "fix" what happened?This is only going forward now. The only way is to let your mistakes teach you and change you as a person. Obsession with the past just can't do that. It's time to let go

2. Reflect on your level of consciousness (then vs. now)

I'm going to say something that you really need to remember and think about:

We are all doing the best we can based on the level of consciousness that we have at the moment.

What does that mean exactly? "Based on the level of our consciousness" means that we all have varying degrees of mental, emotional and spiritual maturity throughout life. At the age of 5, for example, you were less mature than at 15, 25 or 55.

that youThenare not youNow. Your life has changed. you have aged You have had more experience. You have learned more, felt more, seen more and understood more. Even your body has changed. There isn't a part of you that hasn't changed (except maybe yoursSoulor True Self). So how can you keep annoying yourself?

Take some serious time to ponder this truth. I recommend writing down your thoughts and feelings about this statement:We are all doing the best we can based on the level of consciousness that we have at the moment.learn more abouthow to keep a diary.

The moment you made a mistake in the past, you had a different level of consciousness. Perhaps you weren't so aware, awake, and aware of the consequences. Maybe you reacted from old wounds. Perhaps your shadow self has temporarily taken over. Dig a little and loosen up a little.

3. See your mistake as a reflection of the shadow self

We all have a dark side, a place inside of us that we'd rather not look at. This dark side is usually unconscious and has been formed as a result of life experiences that have taught us that certain parts of ourselves are "good" and other parts are "bad". It is thatshadow selfPart that makes us self-sabotage, seething with jealousy, blinded with anger, lying to our partners and hurting our loved ones.

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Perhaps most importantly, this is fairlike Partfrom you it isnot the wholefrom you. When we struggle to forgive ourselves, we tend to identify exclusively with (and).if) our shadow self and forget all our kind, loving and lovable qualities.

Remember that whatever you have done does not reflect your true nature– it is the result of your unexamined shadow breaking to the surface of your life and wreaking havoc. If anything, whatever you did has gifted you with the blessing of knowing firsthand how important it isshadow work(or explore your shadow). Please take this as a wake up call to begin the journey withinInvolution, the inner transformation - not as a call to demonize yourself further.

4. Express your sadness and regret creatively

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If we've made a fatal mistake (or done something that triggers intenselytoxic shamewithin us), it is important that we create space to process these feelings. Mind you, pondering over and over again and digging up old memories is finenotProcessing your feelings: It issimmerin them. It is time to end this form of self-punishment. Facing, feeling and expressing what is going on inside you will be an essential part of your healing journey.

To process yourcomplicated griefand regret I strongly recommend finding some kind of creative outlet. Creative self-expression is a form ofInner Alchemythat helps turn your pain into wisdom. Examples include:

  • Grind
  • drawing
  • sculpture
  • Collagen
  • To sing
  • to compose music
  • Dance

You don't have to be an artist to express yourself—it isinnateDemand and capacity insideatfrom us. So reflect and see what appeals to you.

Once you've decided on a form of creative self-expression, use your guilt/shame/regret as inspiration. For example, if you have a history of betraying a loved one's trust, create an artwork based on the sense of betrayal. What does Treason look, sound, smell, taste and feel like? How did it affect you and her? What can you learn from this situation? how did it change you Supplement your art with these reflections.

5. Work with your inner archetypes

Archetypes are types (or patterns) of energy found in all people, societies, races and time periods. Common archetypes are the warrior, the girl, the hero, the mother, the victim, the wise man/woman, etc.

One reason I love and respect the practice of working with your inner archetypes is that it helps you evolve, mature,identified, and rediscover your true nature. When it comes to learning how to forgive yourself, it takes inner guidance. Digging out and connecting with your inner love archetypes will be a powerful way to break free.

For example,You might want to explore your own:

  • Inner Quan Yin or Jesus(Archetype of Compassion)
  • Inner Tara or Buddha(archetype of wisdom)
  • Inner Mother Mary or Zeus(mother/father archetype)

You can ask these inner parts of your soul for guidance, support and help. Understand that these archetypes are universal sources of energy available to all of us. Each of us carries within us a seed of self-compassion.

Read more aboutarchetypesfor further guidance.

6. What needs were not met at the time?

As a psychologist Marshall B. Rosenbergwrites,

When we focus our attention on the part of self that chose to act in the way that led to the present situation, we ask ourselves, "When I did what I now regret, what need I have am I trying to fulfill?” I believe that people always act in the service of needs and values. This is true whether or not the action meets needs, or whether we end up celebrating or regretting it.

There's a reason you've behaved this way in the past, and that's because of itYou were trying to fill a need (in the best way you can at the moment).

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So treat yourself with some compassion and explore what need you were trying to fill. Was it the need to be loved? They have to be respected? Do they have to be seen? The need to be heard? The need to feel safe? By understanding your underlying need, some level of guilt and shame is lifted.

7. Perform a letting go ritual

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At some point on your journey you will know it is time to let go. You'll get tired of the constant mental abuse and guilt. You will yearn for peace; for a fresh start. When that time comes, you will know that you are finally ready to let go.

Let gosounds whimsical and vague to most people. But it doesn't have to be. There are certain practices you can employ to make this experience solid and memorable. I recommend practicing a simple onefire extinguishing ritualto help you let go and move on.

To practice this fire ritual, you need a piece of paper, a lighter (or a matchbox) and some kind of bowl (to catch the embers). Just write down on your piece of paper what you want to let go of. Then light the paper, drop it into your bowl and watch it burn. As it burns, know that you are also burning away old patterns and habits. You experience a death and a rebirth at the same time. For a more detailed guide to this ritual, see minefull moon ritual Article.

8. Practice self-love

Finally, take care of yourself. Be gentle and kind and know it's okay to make mistakes and be human. If you need help practicing self-love, be sure to seek counseling (sometimes it helps to have a friendly face there).hold spaceto you). If you notice harsh self-talk popping up, explore practices likemindfulness,Meditation, Andaffirmations.

I recommend reading my article onhow to love yourself, or check out our step-by-step guideGuided Self Love Diary, for a more detailed guide.


In conclusion, I leave you these words of the author and teacherDebbie Ford:

The key to self-help is self-forgiveness: when we relax in the vulnerability of our humanity and find compassion for our own inner struggles.

Remember, you are human. You make mistakes. And that's okay. What matters now is how you use those bumps along the way to fuel your growth and transformation. Will you let them eat you alive or will you use them as motivation to move forward?

What is the hardest part of self-forgiveness for you? Let me know in the comments! Maybe you can find onekindred spiritwho can share your pain

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How do you forgive yourself for a mistake you made in the past? ›

How to Forgive Yourself
  1. Recognize the cost of unforgiveness. ...
  2. List your hurts. ...
  3. Decide to forgive yourself. ...
  4. Own and grieve the consequences. ...
  5. Make peace with others. ...
  6. Treat yourself like someone you love. ...
  7. Learn from your mistakes. ...
  8. Make a deliberate choice to not dwell on your past mistakes.
Dec 30, 2022

What are the 7 steps to forgiveness? ›

7 Steps to True Forgiveness
  • Step 1: Acknowledge. Acknowledge the hurt. ...
  • Step 2: Consider. Consider how the hurt and pain has affected you. ...
  • Step 3: Accept. Accept that you cannot change the past. ...
  • Step 4: Determine. Determine whether or not you will forgive. ...
  • Step 5: Repair. ...
  • Step 6: Learn. ...
  • Step 7: Forgive.
Dec 10, 2013

How do I let go of past mistakes and trauma? ›

8 Ways to Let Go of Mistakes
  1. Forgive yourself for what you didn't know. ...
  2. Trust your instincts. ...
  3. Be kind to yourself. ...
  4. Concentrate on the rebound, not the fall. ...
  5. Celebrate your cracks. ...
  6. Focus on your mistakes. ...
  7. Find the silver lining. ...
  8. Continue to take risks.
Jan 31, 2019

How do you accept a mistake and move on? ›

Here are five ways to learn from your mistakes:
  1. Acknowledge Your Errors. ...
  2. Ask Yourself Tough Questions. ...
  3. Make A Plan. ...
  4. Make It Harder To Mess Up. ...
  5. Create A List Of Reasons Why You Don't Want To Make The Mistake Again. ...
  6. Move Forward With Your New-Found Wisdom.
Jul 17, 2017

How do I let go of guilt and regret? ›

How to Forgive Yourself and Let go of Regrets
  1. Acceptance. Acknowledge that you are a human, and know that every human makes mistakes. ...
  2. Learn from mistakes. Try to learn from your mistakes. ...
  3. Take risks. Be willing to take risks. ...
  4. Visualize the future. Picture yourself free from guilt, regret, and self-condemnation.

What are the 4 R's of forgiveness? ›

Responsibility: Accept what has happened and show yourself compassion. Remorse: Use guilt and remorse as a gateway to positive behaviour change. Restoration: Make amends with whomever you're forgiving, even if it's yourself. Renewal: Learn from the experience and grow as a person.

What are 4 things that forgiveness is not? ›

What forgiveness is not: 5 common misconceptions
  • Forgiveness is not a feeling.
  • Forgiveness is not pretending you were not hurt.
  • Forgiveness is not condoning what the person did to you.
  • Forgiveness is not trusting the offender.
  • Forgiveness is not relieving the person of responsibility.

What are the 3 types of forgiveness? ›

The three types of forgiveness are: exoneration, forbearance and release. Let's take each in turn. Exoneration is the closest to what we usually think of when we say “forgiveness”.

How do I stop obsessing over past failures? ›

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Past Mistakes: 5 Tips
  1. Catch Yourself. ...
  2. Find Your Triggers. ...
  3. Problem Solve, Don't Ruminate. ...
  4. Distract Your Mind. ...
  5. Challenge Your Negative Thoughts. ...
  6. It's Okay to Make Mistakes. ...
  7. What Are Ways You Move On From Making A Mistake?

How do I stop thinking about the past? ›

These tips may help you stop ruminating on the past:
  1. Try quieting your inner critic. “You are not bad, weak, or flawed for ruminating,” says Peterson. ...
  2. Consider the possibilities. Thinking about the things that are important to you may help you step away from painful rumination. ...
  3. Changing directions may help.
Feb 7, 2022

How do I let go of the past and be happy? ›

Tips for letting go
  1. Create a positive mantra to counter the painful thoughts. ...
  2. Create physical distance. ...
  3. Do your own work. ...
  4. Practice mindfulness. ...
  5. Be gentle with yourself. ...
  6. Allow the negative emotions to flow. ...
  7. Accept that the other person may not apologize. ...
  8. Engage in self-care.
Sep 1, 2018

How do I correct my mistakes in life? ›

Are there any benefits to making mistakes?
  1. Acknowledge mistakes. ...
  2. Reframe and analyze the mistake. ...
  3. Ask yourself the hard questions. ...
  4. Put the lessons you've learned into practice. ...
  5. Review your progress. ...
  6. Recognize that it's okay to feel vulnerable. ...
  7. Remember that we can't avoid making mistakes.
Jan 27, 2022

How do I accept a huge mistake? ›

Here are some tips to let go of your mistakes, forgive yourself, and move on.
  1. Accept your mistakes. Sometimes just owning your mistake is really hard. ...
  2. Find the lesson in it. ...
  3. Be kind to yourself. ...
  4. Remember that you're thinking about it more than anyone else. ...
  5. Figure out what's next. ...
  6. Let it go.
Apr 9, 2021

How do you correct yourself from a mistake? ›

Here are some appropriate responses for when you make a mistake at work:
  1. Keep things in perspective. ...
  2. Analyze the problem. ...
  3. Have a private meeting with your boss. ...
  4. Be honest. ...
  5. Make a brief apology. ...
  6. Consider how to prevent mistakes in the future. ...
  7. Adjust your work style. ...
  8. Only apologize without taking action.
Nov 30, 2022

What organ does guilt affect? ›

Guilt, Fishkin says, is associated with activity in the prefrontal cortex, the logical-thinking part of the brain. Guilt can also trigger activity in the limbic system. (That's why it can feel so anxiety-provoking.)

What are the signs of guilt? ›

Signs of Guilt
  • Being sensitive to the effects of every action.
  • Overwhelmed by possibly making the “wrong” decision.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Putting others before yourself until it's detrimental.
  • Avoiding your full range of emotions.
Dec 16, 2022

Will my guilt ever go away? ›

Most people experience guilt. Sometimes it doesn't fully go away. A person who makes a mistake may continue to feel guilt throughout life, even if they apologize, fix the damage, and are forgiven for the harm they caused. Therapy can help address these feelings.

What are the 5 steps of forgiveness? ›

Worthington has distilled the REACH plan: Recall the hurt; Empathize with the one who hurt you; Altruistically decide to forgive; Commit publicly to forgiveness; and Hold on to that forgiveness.

What are the 6 steps to forgiveness? ›

How To Forgive Someone in 6 Steps?
  1. Step 1: Acknowledge the hurt. ...
  2. Step 2: Forgiving is NOT forgetting. ...
  3. Step 3: Forgiveness is an action not a feeling. ...
  4. Step 4: Forgiveness is a process. ...
  5. Step 5: Determine and Repair. ...
  6. Step 6: Learn and Forgive.
Apr 19, 2021

What two sins cant be forgiven? ›

— J.F.D. Rev. Graham: Only one sin that can't be forgiven is on God's list — and that is the sin of rejecting Him and refusing His offer of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ. This alone is the unforgivable sin, because it means we are saying that the Holy Spirit's witness about Jesus is a lie (see Luke 12:10).

What is a sin that Cannot be forgiven? ›

One eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death, is specified in several passages of the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28–29, Matthew 12:31–32, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages including Hebrews 6:4–6, Hebrews 10:26–31, and 1 John 5:16.

How do you learn to forgive and let go? ›

Recognize the value of forgiveness and how it can improve your life. Identify what needs healing and who you want to forgive. Join a support group or see a counselor. Acknowledge your emotions about the harm done to you, recognize how those emotions affect your behavior, and work to release them.

What is the secret of forgiveness? ›

How Forgiveness Heals. Forgiveness is so powerful, because it invites you to change your mind about yourself. It encourages you to accept that although the ego feels guilty as hell, there is nothing wrong with the essence of who you are. Yes, you may have made mistakes in the past, but you are not your mistakes.

What happens if you are not forgiven? ›

According to Matthew 6:14-15, a person who doesn't forgive others will not be forgiven by God. In the verses, Jesus states: "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

What makes easily forgiven? ›

You may never understand why someone did something. But forgiveness requires you to look at your anger and pain and choose to let it go. This will usually involve developing some understanding of the other person and their circumstances. You can't truly forgive without empathy and compassion.

What are signs of true forgiveness? ›

Four Signs that you have Truly Forgiven and You're not Stuffing it Down
  • Forgiveness Takes Time. Forgiveness is a process. ...
  • Forgiveness Involves Sadness. If you have moved straight from anger to “forgiveness,” then you have probably not actually forgiven and let go. ...
  • Forgiveness Reflects Learning. ...
  • Forgiveness Comes From God.

What does forgive 70 times 7 mean? ›

Jesus speaks of forgiveness beyond what anyone had ever considered before: seventy times seven! Many commentaries understand this to mean that Jesus was telling Peter that he should forgive his brother a limitless number of times.

What does true forgiveness look like? ›

Forgiving others does not mean condoning that behavior, encouraging that behavior, or just letting someone off the hook. Forgiveness means acknowledging what has happened but not allowing yourself to hold onto a grudge, which may cause you immeasurable physical and emotional pain.

How do you move on from regret? ›

Ways to Move Forward When You're Feeling Regretful
  1. Have Empathy for Yourself.
  2. Cultivate Self-Compassion.
  3. Forgive Yourself.
  4. Write About Your Regrets.
  5. Seek Mental Health Counseling.
Apr 13, 2022

How do I forget the past and start a new life? ›

8 Steps to Move Away From the Past You Need to Leave Behind
  1. Learn from the past but don't dwell there. Yes. ...
  2. Express yourself. ...
  3. Stop pointing fingers. ...
  4. Focus on the present. ...
  5. Disconnect for a while. ...
  6. Think about the people around you. ...
  7. Forgive those who wronged you -- including yourself. ...
  8. Make new memories.
Mar 11, 2016

How do you stop dwelling on the past and start moving forward? ›

How to Stop Dwelling on Your Mistakes
  1. Practice Mindfulness. ...
  2. Stay Busy. ...
  3. Think About Whether Other People Have Moved On. ...
  4. Remember That Mistakes Are Opportunities to Learn. ...
  5. Make a Date to Dwell. ...
  6. Work With a Therapist to Dig Past the Mistake.
Dec 12, 2017

Why can't I let things go from the past? ›

People who struggle to let go of specific events from the past may have experienced trauma. Trauma is a kind of psychological wound that can result from any distressing experience, such as loss, danger, or deep embarrassment. Often, people associate trauma with being involved in a violent event, such as war.

Why do I hold onto things that hurt me? ›

If you have low self-esteem, poor coping skills, were embarrassed by the hurt, and/or have a short temper you may be even more likely to hold a grudge. While we all may fall into holding an occasional grudge, some people may be more prone to hanging on to resentments or anger than other people.

Why can't I forgive myself for past mistakes? ›

Self-forgiveness can be hard because the feeling of having done something "wrong" registers in one's nervous system. Seeing oneself as flawed can feel vulnerable and even scary, making it hard for one to take ownership of a mistake. Lack of self-love can get in the way of self-forgiveness.

How do I stop hating myself for my mistakes? ›

It's a process and it takes time, but here are a few steps you can take to improve your self-image:
  1. Start small. You don't have to absolutely love yourself right away. ...
  2. Don't define yourself by your flaws or mistakes. ...
  3. Practice positive self-talk. ...
  4. Accept other people's compliments. ...
  5. Improve your mental health.

How do you forgive the past and move on? ›

Tips for letting go
  1. Create a positive mantra to counter the painful thoughts. ...
  2. Create physical distance. ...
  3. Do your own work. ...
  4. Practice mindfulness. ...
  5. Be gentle with yourself. ...
  6. Allow the negative emotions to flow. ...
  7. Accept that the other person may not apologize. ...
  8. Engage in self-care.
Sep 1, 2018

Why do I find it impossible to forgive? ›

Ways that hinder forgiveness may include: holding on to the grudge, thinking it will somehow punish the other person so we can feel righteous; hoping we will be protected from getting hurt again; believing that fairness and justice must be served, since the other person was wrong; and/or.

Why do I find it so hard to forgive and forget? ›

We unconsciously layer the new hurt to the old hurt, until we are facing something too big and overwhelming to forgive and forget. For example, if our partner leaves us, we can experience feelings of rejection that can pile on top of unresolved experiences of abandonment from childhood.

Does guilt ever go away? ›

Most people experience guilt. Sometimes it doesn't fully go away. A person who makes a mistake may continue to feel guilt throughout life, even if they apologize, fix the damage, and are forgiven for the harm they caused. Therapy can help address these feelings.

What does forgiving yourself look like? ›

Self-Forgiveness Defined

Forgiveness, whether of someone else or yourself, can mean you accept actions and behaviors that occurred while willing to move forward. Forgiving yourself may mean letting go of the feelings and emotions associated with what went wrong.

How do you forgive and forget your life? ›

Once you feel ready to forgive, you can take a few additional steps to make sure you're really ready.
  1. Talk through your feelings. Before you can forgive someone, you'll want to make sure you can put your feelings about what happened into words. ...
  2. Find the bright side. ...
  3. Forgive smaller things first. ...
  4. Forgive yourself.
Apr 27, 2020


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