John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

Fugget about it!

I have to give myself that advice on a regular basis. 

Be strong and forgive those who have trespassed against you or generally pissed you off. Forgiveness is what strong, well-adjusted people do. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

This is one of those life skill things with a long list of benefits for you that include  developing inner maturity, freedom from emotional bondage to others and practice in the fine art of leaning to move on with your life.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean you are supposed to transform into a wet rag and let people walk all over you. You should always remember to be aware of those persons you are forgiving, if they hurt you once they may do it again. In fact, they probably will hurt you again.  So be aware but lose the resentment you hold against them.  You don’t have to be nice about it,  dependency, the main factor in abusive relationships,  is often perpetuated by being nice. So be aware, use caution, forgive and move along. 

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