Forgiveness is the when someone chooses to go through the intentional and voluntary process of changing their feelings and attitudes about the person by whom they feel victimized, betrayed, or offended against. That process involves letting go of negative emotions with an increased ability to wish the either wish that person well or at the very least make a decision that they will no longer harbor angry, hurtful emotions regarding that person. But who does that really help? The following article from Psychology Today offers insight to answer that question. Finding the ability to free oneself from the weight of forgiveness can sometimes require assistance from a professional. Pathways FMHS can help. Call (936) 238-3868. Faith based counseling is also available.