I am giving a presentation on couplehood to singlehood during the holiday season and the presentation itself, the topic and the people I have worked with have been on my mind for days days now. As I worked with, supported and encouraged folks over the past few months and weeks while they move from plus one to party of one I am amazed at the strength of the human spirit. What do you think their “trick” was? A trick that have to keep asking themselves.
The trick is a key question to ask oneself — who should I forgive me or someone else?
Forgiveness is key to moving on, but sometimes we forget to forgive ourselves for “missing the signs”, for “staying too long”, for “trying one more time”, or insert your own reason.
God forgives you and the other guy or gal with equal love and grace. Now it’s your turn to exercise that same grace towards yourself and that “other” person.