Breaking Free: The Transformative Journey to Forgiveness

Highlighting that forgiveness is not about forgetting but learning, we encourage individuals to acknowledge past harm, holding the perpetrator accountable for their actions. Forgiveness is an assertion of strength and integrity, a declaration of moving from negativity to positivity.

A “TO DO” list for forgiveness:

This “TO DO” list stresses the importance of understanding that forgiving doesn’t mean condoning future harm, it may mean renouncing the hope for apologies, and recognizing that forgiveness helps you acknowledge and deal with your pain and move forward. Reflecting on any positives in the relationship can help the reconciliation process. In case of split-up engaging in symbolic separation ceremonies ending of the emotional bond between you, the forgiver and the perpetrator can help you move forward.

Ultimately, forgiveness is a transformative journey, allowing you to break free from the cycle of pain and abuse. Celebrate the freedom that comes with forgiveness, liberating you to live unburdened by the lingering pain of your past.

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT

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