The danger in opening your heart to forgive, is that you start to care again. It can be a challenge, but a challenge worth taking on.
I could be wrong about that. Trying to forgive didn’t seem to help me forgive. I didn’t work at forgiving. One day I just sort of realized that it had happened.
When you break up with a partner, the person who was your greatest ally becomes your sworn enemy.
They haven’t changed much, and you haven’t changed much, but your roles have changed. Your expectations of each other have changed.
We get fooled into thinking that our feelings are right, and that they are the most important thing.
It’s just a part of your journey. One person takes an exit ramp because… well they just do. They’re going somewhere else.
Our feelings get hurt because someone said or did something the other one didn’t like. I’m not saying it didn’t hurt.
It hurts sometimes.
Maybe somewhere down the road, your paths will merge again. You never know.
There was something that made you fall in love, or at least choose that person for a time. You’re still those people.
Forgiveness might allow you to share your stories. You might be happy for the person. You might just be happy for the exit.
Either way, the path of your life is the path of your life. It’s a big part of what makes you you.