There is a misconception about forgiveness. When I say, “I forgive you,” it does not mean things go back to normal. It does not mean that I accept your explanation or you. It only means that I accept what you did, realized it was a mistake, and made a conscience decision to not hold a grudge. Forgiveness, while sometimes difficult, is much easier than dwelling on the past. I do not have to like you, trust you, understand you, accept you, or even give a shit about you to forgive you. I have been wronged many times throughout my life. I have also wronged way more people than I can imagine. In order to keep my demons at bay, I must forgive, no matter the offense. I only hope others can do the same. The world would be a much better place.