Forgiveness is an important step to help you move forward and get on with your life.
You don’t have to wait until feelings of hurt and anger have completely subsided in order to forgive someone. You don’t have to agree with what they have done or make allowances for their behaviour. You don’t even have to see them again or have had an apology.
To forgive someone means that you accept the situation and wipe the slate clean of any emotional debt that you feel they might owe you. At the same time, you need to give up your need to have the other person know exactly how much they hurt you.
You need to release any resentment of what happened, because holding on to resentment is like holding an ace card in your hand, ready to be played each time you are faced with something difficult. If you let your life fall apart because of something someone else did in the past, it means you aren’t in control of your life.
When you do forgive someone, it allows you to let go of the negative energy you have been carrying around with you and reclaim your power. It gives you space for a fresh start and paves the way for you to act in new ways within all of your relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself.