Forgiving is not condoning, but it is also not about changing. It’s about accepting!
Eg. A man loves his wife. The wife is a shoplifter. He forgives her. This does not mean the wife is no longer going to shoplift. This means her husband decided to longer feel resentment. That’s all forgiveness is! To decide if the husband will keep his wife in his life. A decision on the toxicity of her actions needs to be assessed. I hope this helps.
~ Frank Azbycx
Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting. Remove toxic people from your life, and forgive them at the same time.
Forgiving is no longer holding a resentment. Allowing a person in or to keep a person in your life is something completely different.
It’s so much easier to not take someone else’s behavior as a direct representation of their feelings for us. Even if you have every right to take it personally, it won’t do you a bit of good. ~ Dominic Cavanagh Jr.