Forgiving can be difficult because you may think you're condoning the other person's actions by forgiving them. Forgiving is simply a matter of letting go of the anger, bitterness and resentment, to allow you to take care of yourself both emotionally and physically. It is a misunderstood belief that forgiveness is equivalent to letting the other person “off the hook".
Forgiving is for YOU, not the other person! When we refuse to forgive, it is our way of retaliating with the intention to "punish the other person". The reality is, you are only punishing yourself! You are the one who suffers the biggest repercussions.
Why would you allow someone who adds so little to you, subtract so much from you? Value yourself enough to refuse to allow their actions to have a detrimental impact on your life or change who you are!
Forgiveness allows you to return to the good person you truly are, and frees you from all the negative feelings you acquired secondary to someone else’s words or behavior. Yes, it is difficult to do; and it is absolutely worth it!