How To Forgive Yourself For Hurting Someone

By M-Power

As a professional psychologist, I work with people all the time on how to forgive others. Today, is a twist on that, how to forgive yourself for hurting someone. I think the first thing that you want to do, get good at forgiveness. In general, I mean. This is a tricky subject especially if we don’t fully understand what it is. Forgiveness is not saying that what happened was okay. You know, we kind of learned that as kids, right? “Oh, it’s okay.” No, it’s not. It’s not okay to hurt people. So, don’t say that it is. This makes it easier to forgive actually because you aren’t lying. Forgiveness is not letting someone off the hook for their misdeeds. It’s not eliminating the consequences of those misdeeds. Forgiveness is not allowing someone to continue hurting you. So, as I throw out a few of these things that forgiveness is…

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