I heard at an al-anon meeting that resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
I was spending too much time in my head reliving how the person wronged me and hating them for it.
I had heard the saying Forgive and Forget but I believe that’s incorrect.
It’s really simple. The idea is to quickly forgive and move on. Don’t Stew. But then instead of forgetting distance yourself from the person. You don’t have to go back for more.
I had been going back for more. I was volunteering myself to be other people’s doormat but not being rewarded for it.
It’s all in how I was raised.
At 56 I still have much to relearn.
I have a few important ground rules for myself that I’m sure of and stick to. That is my foundation.
In time I will be sure of more
Forgiving makes life easier for you. But don’t be a fool who goes back for more!😊 💜 🌟 🌈