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Is there a substitute word for "forgive"?


When we've been betrayed or emotionally devastated by someone, it seems as if the key to mental health of the person betrayed is forgiveness. However, "forgive" doesn't work for some people. "Understanding" the offender, especially someone who has left a marriage, also can be limited in its usefulness since it implies the betrayed person's own responsibility (whether real or assumed) in causing the betrayal. Is there ANOTHER word that someone has used to wrap his or her head around the concept of forgiving?

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dashingscorpio says

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    KatyWhoWaited 4 years ago

    Thanks DS. I think I like "release"! "Tolerate" or "I am tolerant of the situation" has also just come to me. I think we often get over emotional hurdles with just the right word or quote - especially right brain thinkers. Thank You!

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    KatyWhoWaited 4 years ago

    I like that. "Acceptance" is close to "tolerating" which I can do. I wish there was a brand NEW word like "fanaska" or something as in "I can fanaska my friend for falling in love with my husband. (tee hee). Maybe a different language has a word.

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Very true!


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