It’s easy to forgive a minor transgression like being pushed accidently or swatted with a book bag. Or someone being late for a get together.
Forgiveness is not useful when someone deliberatly hurts you over and over with no change in their behavior.
Those who continually hurt others laugh at how bleeding hearts turn the other cheek only to allow them to hurt again.
Don’t waste your time or your forgiveness on abusers of all kinds, psychos and narc’s, and addicts. They won’t even know what forgiveness is because they are numb to their own inner life.
All you can do is wish them well and love them from afar and protect yourself.
And be selective in who you forgive. You are entitled to pick and choose who you want to forgive.
Yes it is really that simple.