Is it really forgiving if you dont forget?

A 2021 study also suggests that forgetting is easier with emotional forgiveness than decisional forgiveness or no forgiveness. But does forgiving someone require that you forget what they’ve done? Not necessarily. “Forgiving and forgetting” implies that you’ve moved on and no longer think about the offensive act.

How can you forgive when you can’t forget?

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again Hardcover – November 17, 2020. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

How do you forgive even when it feels impossible?

Accept how you felt about it and how it made you react. In order to forgive, you need to acknowledge the reality of what occurred and how you were affected. Acknowledge the growth you experienced as a result of what happened.

Why is it so hard to forgive and forget?

We unconsciously layer the new hurt to the old hurt, until we are facing something too big and overwhelming to forgive and forget. For example, if our partner leaves us, we can experience feelings of rejection that can pile on top of unresolved experiences of abandonment from childhood.

Why is it so difficult to forgive?

This doesn’t make you a bad person—it just makes you human. Forgiveness is difficult in part because evolution has endowed us with the psychological motivation to avoid being exploited by others, and one of the easiest ways to prevent exploitation is to hit back or simply avoid the exploiter.

How do you forgive and forget someone who hurt you?

Here are eight ways to work on that.

  1. Get mad, feel hurt and grieve.
  2. Ask yourself whether your anger is constructive or destructive.
  3. Don’t worry—you aren’t saying the offense was OK.
  4. Practice stress-reduction techniques.
  5. Remind yourself why you want this person in your life.
  6. Set boundaries.

What does the Bible say about forgetting sin?

When God forgives, God forgets. This truth is repeatedly affirmed in Scripture. According to the psalmist, God has removed our sin from us as far as east is from west (Psalm 103:12). Jeremiah predicted that when Messiah came, God would forgive all our iniquity and remember our sin no more (Jeremiah 31:34).