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Topic: Forgiving Your Ex

Coping with Divorce – Why “Forgive and Forget” is Part Myth

Coping with Divorce – Why “Forgive and Forget” is Part Myth

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard it. Forgive and forget, they say.

How do you forget being abused? How do you forget that your spouse had an affair? Can anyone actually forget such serious hurts? Is it fair of us to expect they should?

Why Forgetting is a Myth

Forgetting the deep hurts of divorce isn’t realistic, especially while you’re coping with divorce. Forgetting implies you don’t remember, like the wrong never happened.  Over time some things may fade from your memory but it’s unlikely you will actually forget the things that hurt you deeply anytime soon.

What’s more, true forgetting could set you up […]

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