Psychologies Magazine 25/09/18

If we forgive, does that mean everything’s ok now?

This week, I’m revisiting a question about forgiveness, and going into more detail about the nine steps to forgiveness.

This is the original question:

“I moved back to my home town after university and became close to an old school friend. She’s a very happy person who always sees the positive side of life. I felt I couldn’t disclose anything to her due to her “happy facade”.

A few months ago, I told her how I felt and said I didn’t think we couldn’t be friends any more. She was really shocked, then blocked my mobile number.

I did feel very stressed at the time, and it was on a whim that I said what I said. Sometimes I regret it and wonder if she would forgive me. What do you think?"