Asking and Giving Forgiveness

Sometimes someone does something in a relationship that feels like the “last straw.” Asking and giving forgiveness may be the only way to heal and restore the relationship. Forgiveness means giving up thoughts of vengeance and retribution in order to be free of anger and resentment. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting or condoning wrong behavior. Asking and giving forgiveness are processes that can take time. The following steps can help you get started.