We should forgive and love our enemies, but it's so difficult....
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This is exactly what I was thinking. A "spiritual" experience that will open many doors and allow growing to take place.
Cristale - I have a similar story as I read on your Bio - My Ex made it impossible to see my girls for years - one of the two daughters moved in with me after she went down some bad roads and her mom kicked her out.... the other I have not seen 12 yr
Neil, for me, it is simple, in that it is easy to understand, but not necessarily easy to do. It took me so long to learn to love myself! But I agree that once we can accept ourselves, accepting and forgiving others naturally follows. Great answer!
Neil, what you were feeling during that horrible time....that is on the page I am on today.
Christale -- I hurt only a short while as I already had learned to like myself and accept myself as I was... and also the same with life.. it is what it is.. the only jump I had to make is accept my ex, since I could accept myself & life - was e
It's not really forgetting, because you don't ever want to forget an incident that changed you and/or your life. It's forgiving and trying to love them after that is eating me alive.
In that case, If they hurt me and broke my trust in a Romantic relationship I would move on. I've lived and learned. No second chances for betrayal. If they do it once? They will do it again.
I learned that if my daughters are strong enough to push me away........ (see comment under my 1st reply) they are strong enough to make their life good. I just let them know my door is open..... FLY
I agree in the case of a serious betrayal, no second chance is warranted! The important thing is to heal from it so you don't take that hurt into the next relationship and poison it, too.
AMEN!! ABSOLUTELY DEAD ON SparrowMinistries.