The Dimensions of Hurt and Choosing to Forgive:

Unveiling the Emotional Complexities: Dimensions of Hurt in Marriages

Exploring the various dimensions of hurt, from humiliation and rejection to deception and abuse, sheds light on the emotional complexities associated with these experiences. Choosing to forgive a partner who caused harm may initially seem counterintuitive. However, it’s essential to grasp that forgiveness is an act primarily for oneself, a means of shedding emotional baggage to embark on a journey of personal growth. Forgiveness doesn’t alter the past but profoundly shapes the future and our identity.

There are no deadlines for choosing the option of forgiveness, and it is as a deeply personal act that requires readiness to release old wounds and embrace personal empowerment. Hasty forgiveness is not authentic as forgiveness is a personal intentional choice. Forgiving, however, does not mean that trust is given or rebuilt. Rebuilding trust is a process and is earned.

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT

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