Do you forgive people that make horrible mistakes? Like going off on you, or getting mad at something so tiny? If they apologize and change. Would you forgive them?
I have a friend that I've known since I was 7. She was 8. I was having an episode 2 years ago, and I went off on her for her continuously blowing off hanging out because it effected my kids (they would cry because all of a sudden they didn't get to hang out with their best friends- they were like 4 and 5). She would just make other plans. Well, we didn't talk for over a year. I asked her forgiveness and apologized and I let her cool off and left her alone for 2 years. I messaged her 4 months ago and asked how she was doing and we have been hanging out weekly since. She forgave me, but I completely understood if she chose not to.
Depends on the person and reason for needing forgiveness. In your case yes I would, something more painful I may forgive but not forget. There are a few people, maybe 3, that are lucky I don't like guns and no longer know where they are in the country. If I saw them out I would seriously have to weigh going to jail for running them down over having to leave my kids because of it. But they cost the lives of family members to me so that is the extreme.
I do forgive but sometimes its just not the same anymore........I had a friend since we were like 8-9 as well and its just not the same, Im at a differnt point in life I guess and it does hurt my feeling a little but since Im in such a different mindset now, I just don't have anything in common with her anymore.....the sad thiung is that it was a group of like 4, and Im not close to them at all anymore :(