Sounds easy right. When I struggle with this “forgiveness” part I remind myself of two things. First, I can’t help myself until I am responsible; and second, I don’t use the mass-meaning of forgiveness---to me it’s understanding.
I have to be responsible enough in my life to understand that all parties were and are doing the best they can. Some move through their limitations faster than others. So, I let them wallow in their limitation (often putting distance between us or boundaries) and then understand that I can let go of the hurt which is holding me back.
After all, I took part in creating it so I would hurt enough to return to love----which is knowing that we all are doing the best we can to return to love.
Will you be responsible today and take care of yourself and let go of the past?