Are you a good forgiver? As a therapist for over fifteen years, I have found forgiveness to be one of the most misunderstood concepts.
When I encourage clients to forgive a grievance, many of them feel I do not really comprehend their situation. They believe my advice should be to never talk to the person again, NOT to forgive them. This is a common reaction due to the misunderstanding of what forgiveness is all about.
Everyone needs to feel connected, supported, and understood. Women are more likely than men to join and create official and unofficial groups for exactly these benefits.
Many women feel pressured to be super human and successful on all fronts: a loving wife and mother at home, a rocking career, and to look like they haven’t aged since their twenty-fifth birthday. This puts many of us in an emotional lose-lose with ever-present feelings of guilt for not being able to do it all. As the saying goes, “no one can serve two masters,” yet most working mothers spend much of their time and energy trying to do just that.
Reality check: all of us are aging. From the time we are born, we are going toward death.
How does this make you feel? How do you feel about aging in general?
Are you wasting your energy, youth, and beauty focusing on things you cannot change? Thinking too much about situations where you have no control or experiences that have already happened? Oftentimes, we get so wrapped up in what’s happening in the world and political systems, in what the neighbors are doing, and in the mistakes we’ve made, that we lose focus on what we CAN DO right here, right now to help make our lives and those around us better.
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