Actually, I just need to forgive myself for harboring resentment and then I have to realize that I’m the only one who can let it go, and I have the power to do that. Forgiveness implies that the pain I’m still putting myself through for a past injustice is still connected to the past or the perpetrator, but the past is gone, and exists as only a memory, and the memory and the pain are entirely mine. ~ Andrew Scheurich
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean what they did to you is acceptable but it releases you from bitterness which can actually make you ill.
Forgive, is to help yourself to heal and move pass the pain some. It also makes you a stronger person!