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Are you a forgiving person? Is there anyone you WON'T forgive?

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People often tell us to just forgive and move along. This is one of the easiest to say but the hardest to actually do and truly time does not heal all wounds.
Are you a forgiving person? Is there anyone you WON'T forgive?

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Some things I can forgive but if I'm treated badly by a friend, I find that hard to forgive.
Yes, Sandy, I totally agree!
Over the past few years', have had three long-time supposed friends' do the 'dirty' on me, so they're out for good!
Basically, the situation with each was selfishness, & they were 'using' me to THEIR advantage! Rotters!
by donjo
I live my life as I feel is correct.
I forgive big time, so saying that there is no-one I won't forgive....that I know.
I refuse to have the hurt with me, and driving me crazy!

I have to let go, so I can get on with my life....Totally refuse to be a victim, of anyone.
Yes, I think forgiveness is important. Trusting someone who has betrayed trust in the past is another story, it's fine to forgive, but setting yourself up for a loss isn't a great idea.
I am not particularly forgiving. Unfortunately.
I won't forgive violence or abuse, everything else I forgive. I suck at holding grudges.
I will forgive somebody is they seek forgiveness.
by Vee
I think that I am certainly a forgiving person. I can't hold grudges for long. Forgiveness is rather freeing to the forgiver.
I usually forgive, but not the 42 year old neighbour across the road from us who decided to punch my 17 yo son twice and brought his fist up again until I got in the way. I phoned the police and interviewed him first, then came over and as much as accused my son for provoking it. I phoned the Sgt in charge and he said this bloke was 'entitled' to hit my son, and I was absolutely stunned that no protection was afforded for my son and we could not press charges. Needless to say I have little respect for the police as well.
I would like to think I am. But there have been times when foregiveness has been very difficult, of possible at all. I admire people who can forgive, one person comes to mind - Nelson Mandela.
On the whole, I try to be forgiving. I think it depends on what it is that has been done to me. I think it also depends on whether the person asking forgiveness really means it. They need to know how much they have hurt me and if they do it again, they are out of my life for good. I believe people deserve a second chance. We all make mistakes but there are certain things that are impossible to forgive. My heart can only take so much hurt.
Very rarely forgive, absolutely never, ever forget.
Some things I can forgive, but i have been betrayed by family members, meaning aunties and uncles on my dad's side,they tried to take over my parents finances,when dad had dementia,and also they did things going behind my back,but in the end it bit them back, and as far as I'm concerned that part of the family are dead!
Yes. There is a particular person who grafittied my car to get back at one of my relatives when I had opened up my home to her and treated her as though she was part of the family. $8,500.00 was assessed as damage and the insurance company wanted to write the car off. Needless to say I'm still being abused by her with foul phone calls made by other people with her prompting them and the police can't do anything because it's not actually her making the calls and this has been going on for quite a few years now. I'm waiting for karma to strike.
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