Forgiveness is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A forgiving person is ready and willing to forgive others. A forgiving person accepts other people for who they are and avoids holding a grudge.

Research shows men have a harder time forgiving than women

Forgiveness can be a powerful means to healing, but it does not come naturally for both sexes. Men have a harder time forgiving than women do, according to Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Juola Exline. But that can change if men develop empathy toward an offender by seeing they may also be capable of [...]

Forgiveness eBook

Forgiveness has emerged as a leading topic of interest on Yellowbrick, with a growing wealth of content in our Forum. This eBook is a compilation of our best web content addressing forgiveness. Several of the articles are written by author and educator, Dr. Amy Alamar -- the instructor of Yellowbrick's "Forgiveness" online parenting course. Many [...]

Family struggles with anger and forgiveness when relative is dying

Watching a loved one die tests some family members’ relationships with God or the higher being of one’s faith. And the spiritual anger and resentment grow with the level of pain and suffering their family member endures, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University.   Psychologist Julie Exline and palliative care advanced practice nurse [...]

Learning to Forgive May Improve Well-Being

Forgiveness may be good for your health, according to Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.   Holding a grudge appears to affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In one study, people who focused on a personal grudge had elevated blood pressure and heart rates, as well as increased muscle tension and feelings of being less in control. When [...]

Letting It Go: Take Responsibility, Make Amends and Forgive Yourself

Forgiving ourselves for hurting another is easier if we first make amends — thus giving our inner selves a “moral OK,” according to Baylor University psychology researchers.   The research, published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, is significant because previous studies show that the inability to self-forgive can be a factor in depression, anxiety [...]

How to Process When Your Spouse Cheats

There are various reasons for which a spouse may feel inclined to make the tumultuous decision to cheat. It is a difficult situation to face, but know that it is not impossible.   There are many emotions that you will experience at this time. When I found out my husband of five years cheated on [...]

One of the times I was a bad mom

When my son was just 2 months old, I had a moment of bad parenting that left me horrified, ashamed and guilt-ridden by my own actions. I had brought him out to a friend’s birthday luncheon. The ladies clamored to see, hold and cuddle my handsome little newborn. As he tired from the excitement, I [...]