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Forgiving someone, whether it is for a petty indifference or a violent crime, can help a person let go of anger and resentment, and receive peace. It is an important step on the road to restoring a broken person and often a broken relationship.

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I forgive my parents for an unbringing they didn't understand was cruel. I forgive them the emotional and physical abuse and I understand that they acted out of a place of fear and instability in themselves. I forgive them for continuing to act this way because I know they don't know what they're doing. I forgive them their constant fear of being judged and hurt by others, because I know this must have been done to them at some point. I forgive them because I love them and because we are all human works in progress doing the best we can.

posted by Anonymous on January 18, 2012 7:00 AM

I finally forgive you. I forgive you for the lies told not only to me but told to others for the sake of yourself. I forgive you for the hurt you have caused me over 5 yrs. You made me promises that were never kept, and i forgive you. I forgive you for changing my life, my person. God will heal, and i will be strong again. I thank you for your friendship, the laughs, the love. Love is the greatest gift and i thank you Lord for placing this great gift in my heart. I forgive, and i ask for forgiveness also Lord for all the sins we have commited. I forgive, and its time to heal and move on.

posted by Anonymous on January 7, 2012 6:20 AM

i forgive you for leaving me when i needed you the most.
For breaking all your promises.
For leaving me to go back to the guy you left for me.
And i hope you can forgive me for the things i have done. I will always love you.

posted by Anonymous on January 3, 2012 2:07 AM

You did not pay for work that I did for you, which is essentially stealing from us. I know that it probably does not seem like much to you, and I'm sure that you have justified your actions, but with a small business, a pregnant wife, and 2 year old child at home, every little bit means a great deal. It did make things difficult for us, we were cold, and it is still going to be hard for us to get back home for Christmas, but we have pretty much recovered, and this holiday season we just wanted to let you know that we forgive you.

May God bless you,

posted by Anonymous on December 15, 2011 12:24 PM

I forgive my mother. I forgive my daughter. I forgive my ex-husband. I forgive my grandfather and my father for dying too soon. I forgive my mothers second husband. I ask that they all forgive me.

posted by Anonymous on December 12, 2011 10:05 AM

I forgive you for leaving us at a time you were needed most. I forgive you for denying me and pretending I wasn't yours. I forgive you for calling up my other 12 years later and trying to open a dialogue with her in an attempt to resolve the issue, but then not trying hard enough and giving up. I forgive you for hiding and not willing to make further contact when you've had plenty of opportunity. Your fear has shown me that you're human; your fear has taught me not to run from tough situations. Your fear has taught me compassion. Your inability to grow and learn from this when contacted has given me insight into times when I chose not to learn and grow. I will do my best to break this cycle of avoidance and face my fears. So for that I thank you.

posted by My father on December 12, 2011 6:32 AM

I forgive all the people who made fun of me from kindergarten to college. I forgive my mom for putting so much responsibility on me as teen when my sister was born, it has helped me become a mature and responsible person. I forgive my professor who never helped me in her class and causing me to fail and hate her. I forgive my so called friends and roommates who took advantage of my kindness and generosity. I forgive guys who come up to me and tell me there friends like me and they really don't. I forgive a certain someone who did me wrong, lied to me and used and manipulated me for there own gain. I forgive myself for hurting anyone and saying and doing things out of anger. I forgive everyone else in my life who has done wrong to me, made me feel stupid, inadequate, or meaningless and giving me low self-esteem. Because of what i have gone through in my life, i am a stronger person who will get stronger and persevere.

posted by Amanda on May 28, 2011 10:18 AM

ive never understood people well and love least of all, im uncertain how it is that where once was love there could be hate i suppose this makes me some kind of hopeless idealist in the power of love. i realize now i also share the same affinity toward forgiveness as ive always found that to be easier then forgetting. i forgive you for any thing youve ever said to hurt me and i also hope one day you can forgive me as well and know youll always have a place of refuge within my heart... i love you still!

posted by eric to katie on March 20, 2011 2:11 AM

This is a step for inner peace and inner left of feelings..I forgive you for all the hurt that was caused last year..you wont believe what i have been through past few months and thus could be same with you..I wish its the time when i let go of my feelings to make myself and you free from our bondage of attachment..I never use to believe in god..but now he has shown me many signs to believe in him...I forgive you with all my heart for whatever you have done to me..Its the time for me to finally 'move-on' as you had suggested before a year in last june/april..may be the abruptness of the end of our relationship was something i could not digest! But i have learnt...as said better late than never!! I hope you will do the same...as u used the word 'redemption' when u left!! I wish all the best for you and your future and i hope you wish the same for me..try not to call yourself Hindu...cos Hindus and doctors do not hurt someone so much!
Karma ...i paid off my last birth/this births karma and so m relieved! :) Regard from vapory ashaval! If you are reading this..i am sure you will know it! :) Luv

posted by You know who i am! on June 25, 2010 5:51 AM

I forgive you Mom who caused my family so much pain. I know I was not the nicest daughter either and please forgive me for that. I need to let this go finally and forgive you.... I forgive you mom and no maybe we all can find some peace and happiness in our lives.

posted by kathy on June 15, 2010 8:41 PM

To my second grade teacher,
You probably do not remember hurting my feelings the day I knocked a stack of books off your desk. You simply said "If you were not so fat, you wouldn't be such a klutz." It took me years to forgive you and stop blaming you for my depression, obesity and difficulty in school. It took becoming a teacher and making similar mistakes with my own students. Children are so much more fragile than we want to think. I hope someday my students will forgive me for causing that kind of pain. To the reader, If you were ever hurt by a teacher, I hope you will realize that person was already hurting herself. What she said to you did not have anything to do with you, how smart you are, how beautiful you are, how creative you are. You are an amazing person, unique in every way. Anything you have done as a result of being hurt is not the real you. The real you is in there somewhere. Try to find yourself and embrace yourself. If I was your teacher, know that I love you with all my heart and if I had it to do over again I would do it differently.

posted by One Teacher to Another on June 10, 2010 1:24 PM

Guy, I forgive you for how you hurt me when we were in high school. We were sweethearts. I loved you and agreed to what happened between us but I felt used when you never called me again. An accident took you from this life more than 40 years ago but it was not until I saw the movie "Take" and visited this website that I realized that I NEVER forgave you for what you did. I forgive you now... wholly, completely and without reservation. It is my prayer that you somehow get this message.

posted by Anonymous on May 30, 2010 3:44 PM

I forgive the woman that raped me and my sister and the girl next door, i forgive you for changing my life, i forgive you for the things you made me do... even when you werent there
I forgive my mother for made me feel bad all of my life, saying she hate me and that i was nothing in this life, wishing i die.
I forgive my family for putting me through this...
i forgive myself for the things i did thanks to dad.
i forgive god if he cant forgive me...

posted by Anonymous on April 27, 2010 7:45 PM

I forgive my sister for the physical harm and mental anguish I have not been able to let go of for all these years. I have lived with the thought of you victimizing me in our family, with our school friends, and am now realizing that it DID affect me. It was horrible to live in the same house as you, afraid of what you might do when no-one else was looking, afraid of what you were saying at school to make all of the other kids laugh at me. It was horrible, and it's darn well time I get over it. It helped me become the strong & independent woman I am, & I know that you did not want to do those things. I know that you were dealing with your own issues and I was extremely sensitive. I can not say that I should have forgiven you sooner, though I am sorry for you that my journey has taken so long to come to this point. I was my reality, it was our history, and because you have moved onto a healthy & healing space, it has made me
MAD - downright unable to do do anything more than gauk at the love & kindness you've been trying to emulate. I have not been able to let go of our history- of who you were, of what you did... & I am tired of holding onto the hate, the resentment. I FORGIVE YOU. I forgive our parents for not being more protective. I forgive myself for holding onto such a negative image of you for so long when you were doing very powerful work to heal yourself and evolve into a better person. I forgive myself for the negative vibes & disconnect I've greeted your heart-felt wishes with. I am ready to move past the resentment. I am ready to accept you as the person you have become. I am ready to celebrate your accomplishments and support your dreams free of my resentment. I am proud of you for doing so much and coming so far. I am hopeful that this forgiveness will free my heavy heart and welcome you back as the new, beautiful, spiritual person you have so difficultly become. I love you.

posted by a sister healing on April 21, 2010 9:53 PM

I forgive my sister for the physical harm and mental anguish I have not been able to let go of for all these years. I have lived with the thought of you victimizing me in our family, with our school friends, and am now realizing that it DID affect me. It was horrible to live in the same house as you, afraid of what you might do when no-one else was looking, afraid of what you were saying at school to make all of the other kids laugh at me. It was horrible, and it's darn well time I get over it. It helped me become the strong & independent woman I am, & I know that you did not want to do those things. I know that you were dealing with your own issues and I was extremely sensitive. I can not say that I should have forgiven you sooner, though I am sorry for you that my journey has taken so long to come to this point. I was my reality, it was our history, and because you have moved onto a healthy & healing space, it has made me
MAD - downright unable to do do anything more than gauk at the love & kindness you've been trying to emulate. I have not been able to let go of our history- of who you were, of what you did... & I am tired of holding onto the hate, the resentment. I FORGIVE YOU. I forgive our parents for not being more protective. I forgive myself for holding onto such a negative image of you for so long when you were doing very powerful work to heal yourself and evolve into a better person. I forgive myself for the negative vibes & disconnect I've greeted your heart-felt wishes with. I am ready to move past the resentment. I am ready to accept you as the person you have become. I am ready to celebrate your accomplishments and support your dreams free of my resentment. I am proud of you for doing so much and coming so far. I am hopeful that this forgiveness will free my heavy heart and welcome you back as the new, beautiful, spiritual person you have so difficultly become. I love you.

posted by a sister healing on April 21, 2010 9:48 PM

i forgive you for flirting with my ex behind my back and for stealing him away. i forgive you for brainwashing him with your ideas and mentality. he may never go back to his old self again but i know that it was his choice. i may not know you personally but i forgive you with all my heart because i understand how you feel as a woman. i'm sorry for all the mean things that i've thought in my head about you. i am now letting you go.

posted by Anonymous on April 18, 2010 7:55 AM

i never thought i could actually write this but i have decided that i will forgive you with all my heart for all the hurtful words and actions you've done to me.
i forgive you for leaving me for another girl, for lying to me, for orchestrating the breakup by using my weaknesses, for breaking up with me on my birthday, for never giving me the closure i needed, for all past cheating that you did that i just learned later on. i forgive you even if you don't show any remorse for what you did. i forgive you for setting my hopes up and wasting more than 2 years we had together. i will forgive EVERYTHING you've done.
thank you for the love you gave me. i know you tried your best and i thank you for it. i will always pray for you that somehow, someday you will still remember all the sermons that you heard when we still go to church together. i'll always love you. but i have to move forward with my life without you. i wish you well and hopefully you do find your own happiness.

posted by Anonymous on April 18, 2010 7:40 AM

I can't believe I have been led to this movie, and now to this post. Reading what is written above, "forgiving can help a person let go of anger and resentment, and receive peace. It is an important step to the road to restoring a broken person and often a broken relationship."

I have been a broken person filled with anger, sadness working towards healing and forgiving but never considered to take action like the opportunity is being given to me right now.

I wonder by putting a different face and light, by looking at the offense from a different perspective can change how i feel. He too has a story as I did, do and will; I hope to find a new way of living through forgiveness.

I have a choice to forgive and move on.

I forgive you.

Thank you for this it is truly amazing, I hope more people find this and find peace.

posted by Anonymous on March 3, 2010 2:56 PM

kathy i for give you for lying and stealing from me Even now after you left this world i miss you and i love you. ill never know what it will feel like growing old with you. now i will grow old and lonely alone. i wish drugs wouldnt took you away from me. i miss you so much the hurt will never heal. god be with you see you on the other side sad and lonely

posted by Anonymous on January 8, 2010 11:14 PM

For years I've been trying to understand how to forgive you. I haven't been able to move past the damage you have caused. I long to hear the words "I'm sorry." But I know you haven't admitted even causing any. Some of the damage you are totally unaware of. The depth of hurt, confusion and anguish are inexpressible. The memory of many instances is so deep that it only returns in my dreams. I don't want to have any relationship with you, however I need to have one with our daughter. She has treated me as the offender. When all I could do was try to keep her from your harm. Now that you hide behind your religion I can see that you have not forgiven yourself. I am not interested in helping you with that, just in being able to move on myself. I realize that forgiving you for all you have caused is admitting to the disgrace, the embarrassment and the pain of the past which lives with us still today.

posted by D on January 3, 2010 6:39 PM

Marc I forgive you for cheating and lying to me... Please forgive me for things I said in my anger... I will always love you. ma

posted by Anonymous on December 15, 2009 10:37 AM

i forgive my husband for abandoning me and my two children. i left him after years of emotional abuse.he took his own life 5 months later. i am angry at him. he left me with pain and guilt. i tried to stop him and he traumatized me by shooting himself in the head while i went to my car to call for help. somedays i cant even begin to think about where my future is heading. i am now lost and dont know who i am. i wonder why he had to hurt me and my children this bad. why he had to leave me here to fight this world without him. his parents blame me. they treated me so horrable. they didnt even let me make any funeral arrangements and have not even called to check on my children at all. so mother in law i have to forgive you.i cant keep this burden in my heart any longer. forgiveness is such an easy word but so hard to do when youve been hurt. we can all point fingers in this situation but when we do we have just as many pointing back at us. god will judge me on that day. i know that i have been more of a follower of christ by not lashing back at u. my heart is broken and scarred by the way the family is treating me but i know in my heart that i am not to blame. so i forgive u ...so maybe one day you can forgive me too.

posted by i forive you on December 13, 2009 12:20 PM

to my sister. i forgive you for being holier than thou and disowning the family. the children deserved better. they deserved to know their family. i also forgive you for trying to seduce my husband and defaming my character. i hope someday you will begin to see that as parents we all make mistakes. you made a good share of your own mistakes and your children didn't disown you.

posted by m.d. on November 6, 2009 2:43 PM

I forgive everyone who takes advantage of my nature. My parents, siblings, friends, and fiance. I forgive you all. My kindness is both a blessing and a curse, and though you've all stepped on my head to climb to your places. . . I love every single one of you. I know that my pain is my doing because I allow you to push me. I allow you to control me. My need to keep order and not make waves makes me easy to target, and my inability to say no makes me a constant mark. No matter what, I would rather be the way I am and make as many people happy as I humanly can, I would rather be me than like the selfish, empty, angry people I see every day. I'll never stop trying to change things. I'll never stop giving a little more. I'll never stop hoping that I might inspire just one more person to smile or to be kind to someone else. Because of that, I'll forgive you, every day, every time.

posted by Anonymous on March 29, 2009 5:03 PM

To my ex-wife of 27 years,
I forgive you for destroying my life; my childrens' education, my retirement and your own future. I cannot fathom your motives and I'm not sure you understand that your actions affected more than your own life. While those motives are beyond me, I forgive your actions and wish you well. I suppoese that, after everything, I still love you.

posted by warren on March 29, 2009 3:14 PM

My father died six years ago. I am still trying to forgive him. It is hard to forgive him when my sisters and I have spent most of our lives feeling helpless and angry. Learning to trust people is not so easy when the one that was supposed to keep you safe is the one that hurt you.


I found a poem on the posts that fits my situation. Thank You for writing this and I hope you forgive me if I am wronging you for posting it without your permission.


I forgive the people that made me feel disrespected and abused when I was younger.
I forgive them for thinking that their will was bigger than my right to a personal space and respect.
I forgive them for not acknowledging it, I forgive them for making me feel guilty about it.
I forgive everyone that I felt did not do something about it.
I forgive myself for not saying anything and replaying it in my head for years.
I forgive them, I forgive myself, I forgive the situation.
I forgive ALL OF IT.


posted by Anonymous on March 28, 2009 5:05 PM

If you are being abused, please leave the situation. You can forgive your abuser later, but first get away from the situation.

posted by Anonymous on March 22, 2009 6:09 PM

I was Molested as a child from 4-5 years old and I ended up doing the samething and while I spent 17 months in jail I had experanced forgivness for the first time. I had learn to forgive the man who had done it to me, and I am affraid the person i had hurt will not forgive me,I hope she will. I am sorry I had betrayed for trust you looked up to me as a brother and I destroyed it. Please forgive me.
Thank you.

posted by Harold A. on March 21, 2009 7:56 PM

Your Friend.ship and forgiveness means a lot to me, Thank you. I wouldn't wish such misunderstandings on anyone.Take care wherever you are and I wish you all of Life's Best.

posted by Truman on February 5, 2009 3:16 PM

i forgive everyone who has hurt me moraly or physicaly, no matter how much it hurts or destroys me as a person.

posted by Anonymous on January 4, 2009 1:58 PM

James (aka CA ca) I forgive you for you dont know what you getting yourself into by taking chances with your ex again. it is not always greener on the other side. What is meant to be will be and obviously that was us not being together. I love you so much and you didnt love me back. We were together for a year and in the end you acted like we were only friends and nothing more. Everyone knows that we were meant to be but I was too good to be true for you so you decided to run away back to the bad things you were used to for comfort. I took a risk for you. My son loves you too. I wish you the best and hopefully Karma is not too harsh on you. You were cruel to me in the end...more than I derserved. You hurt me so deeply and bad that the scene of our breakup runs in my mind all the time. Why do you think I deserve this when I have been the only person there for you through thick and thin.

posted by James Imbott jr on December 29, 2008 11:44 PM

i will always forgive but the forgiven still have to be punished for thier crimes. If meeting with the person who has committed the crime helps them and the victim then this is the only way forward. If they admit to the crime then i think its a good thing that they talk and both parties except their responsibiltity in the punishment!

posted by mark on November 29, 2008 6:01 PM

Dear Addison,
Please forgive me for intruding into your life. You never told me about your life and that you were married. My assumptions about you were wrong and I am truly sorry. I will never contact you again. I felt that you should have told me the truth from the beginning. I feel very sad for any trouble I may have caused you and I want you to know that I will remember you as one of the most intriguing person
that I ever met. Please forgive. May God richly
Bless you and keep you.
Your Friend
Cheryl

posted by Cheryl on November 27, 2008 2:28 AM

i forgive every hinderance of my happiness

posted by jemanda on November 25, 2008 12:32 PM

ricky, you hurt me a lot and you even admit that it was for no reason. but i will from this day forward do my very best to forget and forgive it. i want to say that i do not expect anything from you. it would be nice if you set the record straight, but i know that God knows the truth. i know the truth. i don't know why you do what you do, but i forgive you. i forgive you because i am trying to accept God into my heart and i cannot do that if i am harboring hate. i am doing my very best in my heart. i know that someday it will be ok, and i am leting it go.

posted by Michelle on November 24, 2008 5:22 PM

Darling, please forgive me for the character assassination. I wanted to retaliate because you hurt me so badly but I feel like I have taken a poison that is killing me slowly. I cannot tell you how deeply I regret having hurt you and while I do not expect anything from you, I forgive you with all my heart. Please forgive me. With all my love, LK

posted by Anonymous on November 11, 2008 10:15 AM

11/11/2008
Dearest, Frank
I with all my heart promise to try and move foward and get past what has happened. i want to forgive you with all my being. i hope you understand how hard this whole thing has been on me, I know that im still young and i can move forward, I forgive you, for threatening me bad, for not listening to me, for being unfair, for not helping make this relationship work-out when you should have. I forgive you for being ignorant of all the hard work I try doing to help you get ahead in life. I forgive you for treating me like i didin't exist in your life causing me pain. I forgive myself for not standing as an adult in the situation you put me throught and for feeling frustrated, angry and abandoned. I withdrew from people in my life emotionally because I was feeling hurt and I am now i say sorry to those who care and love me, and I push away. I forgive you for your coldness, for keeping me at a distance, for using me when ever you wanted when you didn't had no one else to do the things you needed to do, and dumping me when I was no longer needed, forgive you for making me feel like i was less tahn a human being; for feeling inadequate as a person. I forgive for leaving me alone when i was upset and crying, i forgive Frank for putting me last, and most of all for all the lies. Frank I Forgive you with all my heart and soul for the things that you said and did to me. It made me angry becuase I know you were lying, but I was actually more hurt. I know some more facts regarding what happened, I knew that you had emotional issues and a Drug issues. As I told you, I was willing to stand by you through anything, ANYTHING! I miss that person I fall in love with the way you where treat me before, I honestly thought I would be able to help you with your problems, I feel that even thought everthing we had been thought I became so close to you this time, All I was asking was for you to give me a chance, to prood to you how much I really love you. and to see life the way it really is. I may not have been your first choice but I'll was trying to make sure that I will be your best choice. I still believe in you and I know that you are an incredible person that I always wanted in my life for ever. But now all I coul say to you is that I forgive you for coming back into my life and only to leave again. And I forgive myself for bodering God so much that I wanted and needed you back despite knowing your emotions and your life. I forgive us for our weakness in using one another to fill our need to be loved. I am maybe not totally honest when i say all this but, i know, i m sure, i believe, i feel it, this is a good step into forgiveness and acceptance that im the owner of my destiny.One last thing I want you to know is that You will always have a friend on me when ever you need some one to talk too. I forgive,you and all the rest of the people who has hurt me because, I want to take the opportunity to enjoy all this wonderfull things God creative for us, I just want to seach and find a happy and weathy life. And to feel and say...I'm free,of all my pain because the longest road in the world is the road to It's worth more than you know. Take care of your self and God bless you always.

Love Always.
Mandy


posted by Mandy on November 11, 2008 2:37 AM

I forgive myself for having an abortion because I thought the baby would have to endure pain for the rest of it's life because of some tests I had done. I was only trying to protect the baby from a life of pain & suffering.

posted by Anonymous on November 1, 2008 7:01 PM

I want to forgive me for being mean to others when I was in the process of healing from being molested. I am so sorry to all the people I stepped on and projected my thoughts and judgements on to. I am sorry that I scared someone by being obsessive and pushing. I am sorry that I exaggerate and lie because the pain of truth gets to me. Thank you for having this website because healing begins from the inside out.

posted by Anonymous on October 4, 2008 2:49 PM

Cathy F I Forgive you with all my heart and soul for the things that you said and did to me. It mademe angry becuase I know you were lying, but I was actually more hurt. I know some more facts regarding what happened, and I understand. I also knew all along that you had emotional issues and possibly alcohol issues. As I told you, I will stand by you through anything, ANYTHING! I miss you so much, I love and forgive you unconditionally...please, we came so close this time, give me a chance. I may not have been your first coice but I'll make sure that I willbe your best choice. I still believe in you and I know that you are an incredible person that I want in my life for ever.

posted by HM on September 20, 2008 3:39 AM

I came across this website by accident. It reminded me that I've spent a lot of my life with the victim anger chain around my neck. I know it's something I do to myself, but resentment is learned as so appropriate a response to injury, real or imagined. Thanks for reminding me there's something that I can do about it that ends in a much more of a reasonable path. By forgiving everyone else I can forgive myself.
Thanks, Minnie. I don't know why you do what you do, but I thank you for the effort; even more so because it's not an obligation....

posted by xkadet on September 19, 2008 8:33 PM

I forgive you for extending your loving attention before you had fully healed your divorce. I forgive myself for expecting our mutual desires to create an intimate bond between us at this time.

posted by Caramia on September 14, 2008 9:14 AM

i with all my heart promise to try and move foward and get past what has happened. i want to forgive you with all my being. i hope you understand how hard this whole thing has been on me but i want to make this work and want it to be right this time. i will try to stop bringing up the past and holding a grudge against you but i need you to understand and work with me. we need to be a team not just for me but for alex too. i love you and i forgive you. with all my heart, sheila

posted by Anthony on September 13, 2008 2:42 PM

Asiyah, I forgive you for gossiping about me to Jean and for complaining about me to HR about being "noisy".

Jean, I forgive you for complaining about me being "noisy" to HR.

Dawn I forgive you for being two faced and a back stabber.

posted by Shalisha on September 3, 2008 3:13 AM

I forgive you, P for threatening me on the job, for not listening to me, for being unfair, for not helping when you should have. I forgive you for being ignorant of all the hard and diligent work I was doing and for telling me to do the lazy person's work.. I forgive you for lying about me a causing me not to get the promotion.
I forgive myself for not standing as an adult in the situation and for feeling frustrated, angry and abandoned. I withdrew from people in my life emotionally because I was feeling hurt and I am sorry to those in my life.

posted by Anonymous on August 29, 2008 11:00 PM

Cathy I forgive you for all that you said and did to me. I love and forgive you unconditionally. I know you have been going through a lot after this incident, but not matter what happened, I forgive you totally, with all my heart and soul. I love you and miss you, and I want you back. I'd love to talk and start over with a fresh new beginning.

posted by HDM on August 27, 2008 6:28 PM

Victor, I forgive you for hurting me, I hope you forgive me too.

posted by Rita on August 26, 2008 11:46 PM

I forgive him for being inmature in the past and I forgive myself for being inmature as well.
I forgive him for the wrongful root of our troubles, which must be talked out

posted by Anonymous on August 26, 2008 12:11 PM

I forgive my Mother for her coldness, for keeping me at a distance, for using me as company when she had no frineds and dumping me when I was no longer needed. I forgive my mother for leaving me alone when i was upset and crying, i forgive my mother for agreeing whith her friend who critised my dresss sense. I forgive my mother for putting me last, and most of all for all the lies.

posted by Anonymous on August 26, 2008 12:47 AM

I can say now , I am happy im still young and i can move forward, I forgive my mentally ill father, with his bipolarity. I am maybe not totally honest when i say this, but, i know, i m sure, i believe, i feel it, this is a good step into forgiveness and acceptance that im the owner of my destiny. I wanna forgive, and live

posted by Pam on August 25, 2008 5:51 PM

I wish my wife can forgive me for humilating her and etc. All we do is argue everyday about something.

posted by Anonymous on August 13, 2008 1:10 AM

I forgive the world for its offenses.

posted by Anonymous on August 7, 2008 12:11 PM

i forgive you falling out of love with mum and for your affair. its been hard to see out the other side but time has healed and I love you just the same.

posted by Dad on August 7, 2008 5:51 AM

I forgive C for leaving our relationship when I told him about my illness. I forgive him for coming back only to leave again. And I forgive myself for giving into needing him back despite knowing his lack of emotional involvement. I forgive us for our weakness in using one another to fill our need to be loved.

posted by joyous on August 3, 2008 8:47 PM

I forgive the people who were entrusted for our care as children and instead abused and neglected us. It has been a long road to find this forgiveness, but now that I have it...I'm free. The longest road in the world is the road to redemption.
If you harbor unforgiveness against anyone for any reason, I urge you today to give the precious gift of forgiveness. It's worth more than you know.
"Freely you have been given, freely you should give."

posted by God's woman Stephanie on July 31, 2008 6:48 PM

My dear sweet 16 year old daughter,
I am making a choice to forgive you. BY doing so I free myself from the bond I had with you through hatred, anger, resentment and fear. I take back my power and gain the freedom that only forgiveness can bring. You cannot hurt me or control me any longer. Your friends cannot destroy me as a parent or mother any longer. I forgive you for telling lies about me as a mother and person to get the affluent life you always wanted. I forgive your foster mother for betraying me as your mother.
I forgive myself for not being healthy enough to provide for you in the manner in which you demanded. I forgive your father for all the abuse he put me through especially when I was pregnant. I forgive my father for putting us out on the streets when you were only 4. I forgive you for not loving me and making me look like a crazy mother when I was hurting inside. I forgive you because you only listened to the adults around you who couldn't see my goodness and tried to destroy my life. I forgive you. I forgive myself knowing that I only did the best I could with what I had and it wasn't good enough. I only wanted to love and be loved. I love you, my only child even though I haven't seen you in so long there isn't a day that goes by when I don't cry over the grief of you leaving my life. I forgive you for wanting a life I couldn't provide. I forgive you for accepting the expensive gifts and trips from your foster parents that cost me your love and respect. daughter. I forgive you for you do not know what you are doing but are only doing what the world tells you is right. I forgive you for dishonoring me as your mother.I forgive you. May one day you see all the goodness and love I had for you, my little child.

posted by wendy on July 31, 2008 4:09 AM

I forgive my husband for being unfathful

posted by Anonymous on July 29, 2008 6:05 PM

I forgive my now dead mother who was terrificly physically and emotionally abusive to me as a child and teenager and young adult. I forgive her for damaging my youth, my spirit, my well being. I forgive her for not having the strengh to learn how not to be abusive. I forgive her of her inadequencies concerning parenting. I forgive her for making me feel like i was less tahn a human being; for feeling inadequate as a daughter, sibling and a mothrer myself. I forgive my father for allowing these horrific things to happen to me. i forgive him for any part he may have played in the abusiveness during those times.

posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2008 6:24 AM

I forgive the woman that raped me when i was only 16 I forgive for her for making me take on the gay lifestyle and feel that this was me. She made me feel disrespected and abused when I was younger.
I forgive her for thinking that her will was bigger than my right to a personal space and respect.
I forgive her for not acknowledging it, I forgive her for making me feel guilty about it.
I forgive everyone that I felt did not do something about it.
I forgive myself for not saying anything and replaying it in my head for years.
I forgive them, I forgive myself, I forgive the situation.
I forgive ALL OF IT.

posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2008 6:17 AM

I forgive the people that made me feel disrespected and abused when I was younger.
I forgive them for thinking that their will was bigger than my right to a personal space and respect.
I forgive them for not acknowledging it, I forgive them for making me feel guilty about it.
I forgive everyone that I felt did not do something about it.
I forgive myself for not saying anything and replaying it in my head for years.
I forgive them, I forgive myself, I forgive the situation.
I forgive ALL OF IT.

posted by Anonymous on July 24, 2008 9:14 AM

I forgive you for not being apart of my life for the past years. You were always at work making sure we had food on the table that you forgotten to spend much time with your family or children. I wish you could've been there to see us grow-up more and wish for alot of your presence in our lives. I hope its not too late to start now I'm still in college. Though I didn't had the father I wish as a child I wish we can still use the time we have now. Sincerely your son, love Dad.

posted by Father on July 17, 2008 9:41 PM

I forgive the person who gave my son drugs that have permanently damaged his life. I hope he can find ways to forgive himself too and try to make the world a better place for the disabled.

posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2008 3:36 PM

I forgive my friend who knows that we need to have a conversation about our friendship and is avoiding me.

posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2008 9:15 AM

I forgive the shooter at Virginia Tech. This has been something that my friends, family and community was personally affected by his actions. However since it happened last year, I have realized that whether or not I may like it, I need to forgive him. Forgiveness I have realized is sometimes so much more a need than a want

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008 1:23 PM

I forgive the ones who have hurt my family in the past.

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008 1:23 PM

I forgive those who have falsely accused me of wrongdoing.

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008 1:22 PM

I forgive my classmate for cheating off my test.

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008 1:22 PM

I forgive my neighbor for bullying me when we were kids.

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008 1:10 PM

I forgive my little sister for always bugging me. I know she just wants to be my friend, but she always bothers me when I want to be alone.

posted by Matt on June 12, 2008 10:17 AM

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