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Forgive or Leave?

When do you forgive someone you love or leave them when they continue to fall short of expectations?

The decision to forgive someone or leave them ultimately depends on your values and boundaries. Consider whether the behavior in question is a pattern or a one-time mistake and whether the person is willing to take responsibility and make changes.

Counseling or therapy can help navigate complex emotions and make a decision that aligns with your needs and well-being.

It's important to note that forgiveness doesn't necessarily mean forgetting what happened or excusing the behavior. Rather, it's a decision to release anger and resentment towards the person who hurt you. However, forgiveness is not always the best option. Sometimes, the behavior in question is too damaging or the person is unwilling to make changes.

If you do decide to forgive, it's important to set clear boundaries and communicate your needs to the person. This can help rebuild trust and prevent the behavior from happening again.

On the other hand, if you decide to leave, it's important to prioritize your well-being and safety.

This can be a difficult decision, but counseling or therapy can provide support and guidance during this process. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect and love, and it's okay to prioritize your own needs.

"Forgiveness is the final form of love but love is the final

gift you can give." - Renee' J. Taylor

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Apr 05, 2023

Counseling/therapy to rationalize why stay together is pointless when one or both truly don't want the other. Exit, is the best for all concern in this situation. Then and only then, is where the professional aide is most beneficial.

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