“I stayed because I loved her, and she seemed genuinely remorseful. It never happened again. Sometimes people do things they regret. Sometimes people deserve second chances. When you forgive somebody of something, you have to actually stop letting it affect how you treat that person. That doesn’t mean you should forget the transgression completely, mind you. But you can’t continue to hold it against them, especially if there is no suggestion that they might repeat the transgression. That’s not forgiving somebody; that’s being passive-aggressive.”

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