It’s difficult to forgive someone who has done you wrong or hurt you, it’s not something that can happen overnight, it really is a process. The best way to rationalize forgiveness, despite the hurt, is to realize that you’re really doing yourself a favour by allowing yourself to let go of negative emotions such as anger and resentment. It’s always the one experiencing these emotions who suffers the most, not the one who “caused” the hurt. Feeling angry and resentful leave an awful feeling in the pit of your stomach and can make you feel like you’re out of control emotionally. By learning to let go of anger and to start the process of forgiveness, you can truly set yourself free and focus your attention on more positive and important things.
When you have a negative thought towards someone who has hurt you, tell yourself “I will forgive them so I can move on, in peace”. This is a good start to the process.
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