Forgiveness without accountability is irresponsible.
So what then of the phrase forgive and forget? Is it compatible with accountability? Is it even right?
Yesterday I came across a situation that both broke my heart and made things raw all over again.
I find some topics harder to write about than others. My story seems to be one of those…
Not only am I a self-professed food snob and logophile, I am a cynic.
Life has a way of showing us things about ourselves.
Is there ever a time you should not believe the victim?
Have you ever received an apology for which you felt pretty certain the wrongdoer was not really sorry?
When the word abuse is used, people’s minds often go straight to physical abuse and with good reason. Physical abuse is horrible. Physical abuse is 100% preventable and 100% wrong. It is a mistake to stop there, however. For sure, physical abuse can result in permanent physical and psychological damage or even death, but there are other types of abuse where the damage doesn’t really show on the outside but lasts much long longer than bruises or even broken bones.
At the end of my post about gaslighting, I mentioned we were going to talk about how to fight this pernicious tactic and we will, but I have good news and bad news….