When people show you who they are, believe them the first time
- Maya Angelou
English Poet Alexander Pope wrote in his Essay on Criticism, “to err is human, to forgive is divine”.
Few things feel more heavenly then when someone really “gets” how they’ve hurt you. It’s easy to forgive them when they honestly apologize, make amends, and genuinely do things differently because they’ve learned the error of their way(s). Sometimes however, this doesn’t happen. Sometimes, behavioral patterns repeat, promises get made that aren’t kept, and sometimes, the one that did the hurting actually denies doing what they did.Read More