Posts tagged "forgiveness"

Family Members Of Victims In Charleston Shooting Forgive Shooter

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Charleston, an unbelievable display of grace took place today from some of the families of the victims.
Addressing Dylann Roof from the courtroom today, several family members offered him a message of forgiveness, as well as a pledge to “pray for his soul.”
Their messages were not…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

15 Things That Deserve A Second Chance (And 10 Things That Don’t)

We’ve been thinking a lot about second chances lately: when to give them, who to give them to, and how they’re earned. Second chances are complicated, because we all want to be one of those magnanimous, forgiving souls who write inspiring essays for O magazine, but at the same time, no one wants to be a gullible…

Astrology 101: Which Signs Will Forgive You?

So, let’s say you’ve made some poor choices and really burned or betrayed someone. What are your chances of being forgiven? Well, that depends on the nature of your relationship, the quality of your apologies, and of course, the astrological sign of the person you’re begging for forgiveness! Which sign will be more than happy…

4 Steps To Forgiving Your Mom

Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward choosing to have an entirely different relationship with your mother. That’s very exciting — and admirable … especially after all these years of feeling that you were powerless to change your feelings, and that she may have been the one at fault. Now let’s take the next ste…

YourTango.com / May 8, 2012

20 Things Your Boyfriend Should Forgive You For

Yesterday, Simcha posted a list of 22 things women should forgive their boyfriends for, but compassion goes both ways, fellas! Ladies screw up from time to time too, but we sure would appreciate you letting the following 20 things slide.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2010

22 Things You Should Forgive Your Boyfriend For

Nobody’s perfect. And whom do you want to kiss and make up with more than your man? Though he sometimes might make you feel crazy for loving him, like a country singer with big hair and puns to spare, you know deep down inside you can forgive him for some minor indiscretions. So, in honor…

Simcha / August 25, 2010

21 Things A Woman Should Never Forgive A Man For Doing

Remember that part in the “Sex and the City” movie when Miranda and Carrie are sitting in the backseat of a taxi, and Miranda is trying to get Carrie to forgive her for basically screwing up her whole wedding and entire life, and then Carrie says Miranda should forgive Steve for cheating on her while…

Susannah Breslin / May 25, 2010

Could You Forgive A Cheater?

At this point, it’s redundant to dissect the various political sexcapades of late. But all that talk of cheating has many of us civilians looking over our partners’ shoulders. I think every woman cringed a little at the thought that Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ wife, might attend the press conference held by the man that…

Erin Flaherty / February 24, 2010

Girl Talk: Finding Forgiveness For A Friend’s Assault

My best friend in the world was attacked. Her ex, upset and drunk one night, followed her home and up the stairs to her apartment door. Before she could close it, he’d muscled it open. She tried to force the weight of her body against it, to hold it shut. And couldn’t. He came through.

Erica Maxwell / February 19, 2010

Girl Talk: Meeting Up With My Ex Was Therapeutic

I was in Brooklyn exactly one block from David’s* apartment with about one hour to spare. I knew what I had to do. I sent a text before I had too much time to think about it: “I’m in your hood. Have an hour to kill. Drink?” I got a queasy feeling in my stomach.

Ami Angelowicz / February 18, 2010

Girl Talk: Forgiveness Goes A Long Way

The names, details, and genders of the two people referenced in this story are unimportant. This essay is about forgiveness, not the things that needed to be forgiven.

Over the course of the last few months — and as recently as the last few days — I’ve taken the opportunity to forgive a few…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2010

Girl Talk: How “Intervention” Helped Me To Forgive

I was really young and naïve when I met Christian* at a nightclub. By “young,” I mean 18 and by “naïve,” I mean an inexperienced dater who thought men would only like me for my intelligence.

“Isn’t she beautiful?” Christian asked some other club goers in line. I looked behind me to see…

Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2010

Rihanna, Chris Brown, & Forgiveness: Can She? Should She? And Is It Too Soon?

Ever since the news broke that Rihanna had (allegedly) been beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown, I’ve been saying that there would be no way she would take him back, even if she wanted to. After all, this is a woman in the public eye, who’s extremely popular with young women and girls. She’s also…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2009

Love 101: Can You Forgive A Cheater?

At this point, it’s redundant to dissect the various political sexcapades of late (although, if you can’t get enough, there’s a great new book of um, politician erotica out called Sex for America). But all that talk of cheating has many of us civilians looking over our partners’ shoulders. And I think every woman cringed…

Erin Flaherty / April 17, 2008