Another Blogger’s Take on Forgiveness…

Forgiveness is a complicated creature. Sometimes we don’t want to forgive…we want to hold a grudge. But is not forgiving the best thing for us? Why should we want to forgive? And when we do want to forgive, how do we do it? Check out Winifred M. Reilly M.A., MFT’s perspective on forgiveness.

How to Forgive Even If You’re A World-Class Grudge Holder 

Winifred M. Reilly M.A., MFT

 It happens to all of us. We want to forgive someone and we find that we can’t.All we can do is think about the wrong that has been done to us— and each time we do, we’re as hurt and angry as the day we were betrayed.

If you’re like most people, when you’ve been betrayed, every waking hour can be filled with your outrage. Every song or movie, every sunset, every time someone says the word “love” or “friendship”, a switch flips inside you and there you are, once again, all worked up and upset. read more…

About awentherapy

I am Jay Blevins, LMFT ( I am a licensed systems therapist with a private practice in Madison, WI. While I work with individuals and partners around a wide variety of issues, my primary focus in on alternative relationship structures, alternative sex and sexuality, and power dynamics. I am a contributor to various relationship and sexuality blogs and publications and have been a frequent presenter at alternative lifestyle events and psychotherapy conferences.
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