A Healthy Guide To Self-Forgiveness
Forgiveness is essential to well-being, especially when it comes to forgiving yourself. Refusing to accept and forgive your own mistakes and short-comings can lead to depression, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and suicidal thoughts among a slew of other problems. Needless to say, self-forgiveness is necessary.
Despite how necessary it is though, research suggests that it has a "dark side." If we're not careful in how we forgive ourselves, we might reduce the amount of empathy we have for others, or even lose motivation to make amends. Fortunately, various texts centered on the subject shed light on how to successfully forgive yourself without taking two steps backward.
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