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Some of you have exes who gaslighted you, cheated on you, lied to you, or manipulated you. No one is trying to discount the pain you've experienced. You may not even believe your ex deserves your forgiveness. To be frank, you might be right forgjving that belief, I'm not here to say otherwise. But, it's not about if they deserve it or not. My ex broke things off unexpectedly, weeks before I was forgiviny move halfway around the world to be with him.

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Choosing forgiveness isn't a quick fix towards healing, and is something forhiving takes time. Remind yourself who you were before your ex came along. Other times, there simply just isn't a fix. I had plenty of things to be grateful for.

She pauses. Avoid holding a grudge and declare you are free to stop playing the role of victim.

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At the end of the day I'll be the first person to admit that breakups are hard. Many suggest sending texts to their exes to remind them of the good times they had and show them how they have changed during this period. It's going to take time for you to emotionally move on. I tried crying, screaming, journaling, therapy, dating others, and letting depression consume me to the point of zombification.

The formula for forgiving your terrible ex

Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph. I cooked, cleaned, and always made sure he was well taken care of.

According to author Deborah Moskovitchforgiveness is not letting someone off the hook. What does forgiveness really mean?

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When words that he spoke would start to echo in my head, I had to tell myself no and redirect my focus towards more compassionate thoughts. In my case, I held a grudge against my ex for many years and was unable to forgive him for his part in our divorce because it made me feel vulnerable to being hurt again. It shifts the narrative of your life from you to how you were wronged.

Because that's what it is, forgiveness is a choice. Wouldn't you rather replace your thoughts of being wronged with thoughts of inspiration, love, and moving forward?

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You have the power to choose all of these things, you just have to make the decision to do so. At ykur end of the day, you want to be with someone who wants to be with you, someone who appreciates you for all of your uniqueness. This is your life, this is your story, it's about you.

It replaces the love we once felt, it replaces the desperation we might have felt immediately following the breakup. And it's a choice that just like love, needs to be chosen every single damn day, even when it's hard to do so.

The best part about forgiving your ex is that you don't need them to do it

Once I changed my approach and adopted a few strategies to help deal with forgivig pain, I was able to live a happier life. It means making yourself vulnerable, and it is painful and difficult. This is thought to be why, in a moment of high emotions, some spurned people resort to dramatic gestures to get back together with the object of their desire. Especially if we are still dealing with the shock and anger of having our hearts broken.

It's perfectly fine to say, 'I'm just gonna take the steps to get me past this and get my life back on ofrgiving.

It can be challenging to see them through an empathetic lens, especially if we feel they aren't worthy of empathy. You simply come to a more realistic view of your past. Sometimes we go through negative experiences to encourage someone else.

Forgive yourself When a breakup occurs, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that it is because you did something wrong. And lastly, I deserved to fodgiving happy just as much as anyone else.

And now I can help others overcome their pain. In the grand scheme of things, it'll become a vague distant memory. By changing my thoughts, I was able to change my feelings. But, it's not about if they deserve it or not. This period in your life is only a small small bit. But there comes a time when forgiveness seems like a better option than keying their car.

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If we can't accept what's happened then we can't move forward. Sometimes, grudges can become, sx a very twisted way, the only connection we have left to our ex and our former relationship. Feelings are hurt, egos are wounded and pride is often battered. What amount, intensity and level of formalised training has this person really had? Go out and meet new people.

7 steps to forgiving your ex once and for all

The thought would infuriate me. I yout let go of the bitterness and I was angry all the time. I desperately needed to move on with my life, despite my heartache.

It wasn't until I began my path towards forgiving him that I forgiing actually start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Belicki says that there are tangible benefits for people who forgive in this way: "More serenity, less anger, sadness and fear. Choose empathy, compassion, and acceptance instead and, declare every day as forgiveness day.

The lessons I learned were priceless. It soon became too much to handle.