What People Get Wrong About Forgiveness

“You don’t have to forgive anyone!” Is not the empowering battle cry you might think it is.

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When it comes to self-help blogs and online positivity bombing, your mileage may vary, but a recent trend I’ve noticed has to do with something said to people who have experienced trauma and abuse. “Don’t forgive your abusers or those who’ve wronged you,” has become common advice.