Forgive, for your own sake. Forgiveness is not about them as much as it is about you and creating a better, emotionally healthier future for yourself. After a betrayal, you are usually the one living with the rage, jealousy or feelings of victimhood.

Find a way to forgive. Forgiveness is the choice NOT to suffer.

Maybe you’re telling yourself that you want to feel better first before you extend forgiveness. I’m suggesting you’ll feel better faster if you forgive first!

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. — Lewis B. Smedes

Unfortunately a rational understanding of this concept doesn’t suddenly make it easy. Trying to get your head around this does, however, begin to let you see and experience the feelings you’re having a little more objectively, which is a huge step in the right direction.

Of course it applies to forgiving yourself as well.

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