Prioritise your safety

Forgiving ourselves is always good. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs. We should therefore not forgive others if that might expose us to further abuse or exploitation.

The stress response we experience to being hurt is protective because it motivates us to stop people from abusing or taking advantage of us.

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If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

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