Try for empathy instead of forgiveness.

Empathy expands our perspectives about ourselves, others, and life. When we empathize, we are able to imagine that, had we lived someone else’s life, we might have made the same choices as they have made.

Empathy says that we are all human and everyone is doing the best they can with what they know, and sometimes we do harmful things.

With empathy, we are able to continue to act respectfully toward those who have hurt us, with kindness and generosity

Empathy does much more for the relationship than simply forgiving.

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