158: Forgiving Yourself & Forgiving Others

Sep 12, 2023

As discussed last week, You Might Be an Asshole. Nobody is perfect, and that includes other people besides yourself. This week’s episode is all about learning how to forgive yourself when you fall short of your own expectations, and forgiving others when things don’t work out the way you’d hoped or expected.

Forgiveness gets tossed around as a concept. The definition of forgiveness we're using today is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. Forgiveness in this form is powerful, especially when negotiating an infidelity situation. However, there are some nuances you need to be clear about before you start forgiving yourself or anyone else in your life.

Tune in this week to discover how to go about forgiving yourself and forgiving others. Dr. Marie Murphy is discussing why believing you should be forgiving can make you even more resentful, and showing you how to decide to forgive yourself or someone else for the best possible reasons or decide that forgiveness isn’t necessary,

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • The moral significance that our society associates with forgiveness and why that makes it a loaded subject.

  • Why forgiveness generally feels better than nursing a grudge.

  • How forgiveness allows you to engage in your life in a way that feels a lot lighter than staying resentful.

  • Why forgiveness isn’t about giving somebody else a pardon.

  • The problem with telling yourself you should just move on and stop being so upset.

  • Where to focus to help you make a decision about forgiving somebody.

  • How to to see the options you have when you or someone else does something you don’t like.

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