February 23, 2017The 4R's of Forgiveness
Posted by Staff at 10:58 AM
I have written to you before to thank you for the advice that changed my life. You gave me permission to cut my drug addicted sister out of my life and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself and my children. Last week, you taught me something I have needed to learn - you taught me how to respond to people who criticize me for not 'forgiving and forgetting' my sister's actions.
I have released her completely in my heart and have peace around that. But do I forgive and forget? Hell no. She has never taken responsibility for anything she has done to me. She has never shown remorse. She has never done anything to repair the relationship. She has never committed to not repeating the behavior. In fact, she is still very much today the same as she has been for 30 plus years.
I still won't have anything to do with her. And I am glad.
Thank you again.
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