Introduction

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past-but you sure do change the future” by Bernard Meltzer.

Almost everyone in life gets hurt by someone. It could be a love affair that spoils. It could be a young child that is abused by his parents. It could be an adult that is bullied by his boss at work.

The truth is no one escapes being hurt by someone in their life.

When we are hurt, many of us harbor resentment toward the person or persons that hurt us. We think of retaliation. We want to get back at the person or persons that hurt us.

If allowed to fester, this resentment can ruin both our physical and mental health and thus have devastating consequences regarding our personal development.

There was a time in my life when a person I valued as a close friend and supporter greatly disappointed me. It caused me great pain. I could not let go of my anger. I realized eventually that this anger was draining me – both my time and energy. Upon a great deal of reflection, I was able to work through the process of forgiving both him and myself. As a result, I am much happier and less stressed. Forgiveness is a very powerful thing.

The following provides solutions for people who have been hurt by others and identifies ways for them to release their pent up resentment and anger. This in turn will allow them to lead more fulfilling and productive lives. More »