If I’ve been wronged, the other part ask me for forgiveness and I feel that it is heartfelt … sure! I’ve made my own mistakes where I would want forgiveness too.
In other cases, where it’s unclear if the other part even want forgiveness — perhaps he or she did it out of pure meanness — I won’t allow this to take charge of my life and turn me into a bitter, revengeful person. I will think «Okay, so I’ve been wronged! Happens all the time … all over the place and I’m not going to allow for all that anger to define my life, I’m worth better than that!»
Forgetting, is a whole different story. We can’t forget, and should we?! However, there’s no reason [for me] to constantly rehash the past, letting old memories hurt and open old wounds, when all I want is peace.