Forgive and Forget: The Importance of Forgiveness in Building a Strong Relationship

Jacqueline Atulip
4 min readApr 11, 2023
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Forgiveness is an important part of any healthy relationship. It allows us to move past the hurt and anger of a wrong that was done to us, and to rebuild the trust and connection we have with the other person and with ourselves. Even forgiving a past lover can elevate your mindset and release you from the consequences of the pain of that relationship. Master the art of forgiveness as a means to building strong, lasting connections, and healing from old ones.

The Consequences of Not Forgiving

Right after my ex-husband and I broke up, I was disgruntled, to put it mildly. I truly loathed him, and my anger toward him affected me more than it hurt him. He probably didn’t even notice. Me? I was a mess. First, I was angrier at myself than him. I was embarrassed by the dissolution of the marriage and the way that he treated me. I became hardened and impenetrable because I was bitter and negative. I was unwavering in my demands for any new prospective men.

A few years before our final break up, my husband and I were separated for a year. We got back together after the year, but we never forgave each other for the past. As a result, we could not connect and ended up breaking up for good.

Finally forgiving him helped…

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Jacqueline Atulip

I write about love, dating, sex, and relationships. Helping you to manifest your best love life. Follow me: @jacquelineatulip | www.jacquelineatulip.com