“Repair attempts are very significant…” – Attitudes of Gratitude in Love
In every relationship, especially intimate ones, there will come a time when one, or both of us, feel hurt. Someone may have said harsh words, lied, or done something we feel is unacceptable. It’s at this point that we begin to nurture our resentment, which will fester and make us sick and unhappy until we attempt to repair it. Regardless of whether we remain in the relation or ultimately choose to leave, it’s important for us to forgive others when they attempt to repair a broken relationship, and for us to try to repair it whenever they feel hurt – even if we didn’t mean to hurt them. Forgiveness doesn’t mean we condone their behavior, it just means we don’t want to be imprisoned by it. The more I turn away from hurt and fear towards love, the more ILML!