Forgiveness is not for the weak. Being able to forgive those who have wronged you is a mark of spiritual strength and confidence. When you forgive, you grow, your heart begins to heal, your back straightens up, your eyes clear so that you can see the road ahead. Anger is a spiritual sickness; but when you forgive you live. ~ Wael Abdelgawad
Forgiveness is a choice. We may not be able to choose to wipe away the hurt that someone has caused but we can choose to cast off the bitterness, anger, and feelings of the need for revenge and justice. How? Trust in God, believe His word, and turn judgment over to Him. Once we let God take over, we can start to let the negative feelings go. –Elmer Laydon
It is interesting to see different ideas about forgiveness; Sometimes the person wanting everything to go back to "the way it was" doesn't see the need for an apology, much less the need for attempts at restitution. They just want what they want and will play the victim when they don't get it. Such a shame and a waste.
This is the hardest part. I realize I will never get an apology from either of them. One has to be sorry to apologize and they are not. They never had to deal with any consequences of their decisions...I have. As my friend says, "be better not bitter". Trying everyday...