An analysis of forgiveness
May 20, 2013 by
Categories: News, Research

Why do you forgive someone?

Image by BeverlyLR

Image by BeverlyLR

The answers may vary by the individual, but a group of researchers recently suggested that we are more likely to forgive for the sake of ourselves and for our relationships. When we do forgive for the sake of our relationship, it is likely related to our relationship quality and a decrease in revenge and avoidance.

Forgiveness is a difficult thing to achieve, depending on the infraction committed. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to achieve, but sometimes it can be moments. It is interesting to sit back and reflect on why we forgive. It can provide some insights into ourselves!

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