Renowned psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Harriet Lerner sheds light on the essential ingredients of a true apology.
To forgive others is to be kind to oneself
When we forgive the person, we free ourselves from the hurt the person incurred. We also free ourselves from the needs to know the ‘WHYs’ and ‘HOWs.’ Why did he do this to me? How could she betray my trust? Why did they hurt me like this? And more self-beating questionings and torments to which we may never get any answer or relief.