Forgiveness: What It Isn’t—and What It Can Be

As the holiday season approaches, I’m having mixed feelings about seeing certain family members. I want this year to be different — no big arguments at the dinner table or storming out of a party — but I’m not sure what to do. How do I forgive someone who has hurt me?

As Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring details in two books, there are both healthy and unhealthy forms of forgiveness. Let’s challenge some assumptions about forgiveness.

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