Being able to forgive and to let go of past hurts is a critical tool for a marriage relationship. Additionally, being able to forgive is a way to keep yourself healthy both emotionally and physically. In fact, forgiving and letting go may be one of the most important ways to keep your marriage going strong.
Lack of forgiveness can wear you down. Additionally, being unforgiving is not good for either your physical and emotional health. As resentment gains momentum it chips away at the foundation of your relationship.
Marriage, like other close relationships, needs forgiveness to thrive. Remember that everyone makes mistakes. We all have bad days. Many people say things they do not mean. Everyone needs to forgive and to be forgiven. This is especially true if the person who hurt you is attempting to make amends and seek forgiveness.
No relationship, especially a marriage, can be sustained over a long period of time without forgiveness. Even though you may find it find it difficult to forgive, being able to do so is crucial in a marriage.
Think of these tips the next time you need to ask for forgiveness, or when someone asks you for forgiveness: