Hurt people hurt people.
This past week I was once again confronted by the crucial need for forgiveness. The most important thing that I have learned about forgiveness is that it is to help me, the forgiver. It is not for helping the perpetrator. Understanding this has helped me tremendously in being able to let go. However, I find that forgiving and letting go can still be a really hard thing to do. I now understand that forgiving takes practice. Sometimes that practice requires forgiving the same offense more than once.