Being hurt by someone you trust can be one of the most difficult things to endure. The sense of betrayal can be all-consuming and make it hard to see anything else. But if you want to move on from what happened and rebuild your life, you need to find a way to forgive the person who hurt you.
It’s not going to be easy, but forgiveness is always worth it in the end.
Here are a few tips to help you choose forgiveness over bitterness:
1. Acknowledge your feelings
The first step is to acknowledge how you feel. It’s okay to be angry, sad, or scared. You don’t have to pretend like everything is okay when it’s not.
2. Don’t bottle up your emotions
If you bottle up your emotions, they’re going to come out eventually – and usually in an unhealthy way. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what happened. Write down your thoughts in a journal. Do whatever you need to do to process your emotions in a healthy way.
3. Forgive yourself
It’s important to forgive yourself, too. You didn’t do anything wrong and you don’t deserve the pain that’s been inflicted on you. Remember that it’s not your fault and let go of any self-blame or self-hatred.
4. Extend forgiveness
This is the hardest part, but it’s also the most important. You don’t have to forget what happened or excuse the person’s behavior. But you do need to find a way to forgive them. This will allow you to move on with your life and find peace again.
5. Focus on the future
Don’t dwell on the past – focus on the future. What do you want your life to look like from here? What goals do you want to achieve? How can you make sure something like this never happens again? Start making plans and taking steps towards a better future for yourself.
It’s not going to be easy, but if you can find forgiveness in your heart, you’ll be able to move on from this pain and start living a happier life.
Until next time friends – Love and Light,