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[CHAT] Saying sorry and forgiveness

Join us, this Monday 6th July at 8pm AEST because....

 

It’s one of the hardest things to do, but forgiving someone can make a big difference to how happy you are. That’s because feeling bitter or angry towards someone prevents you from experiencing happy feelings.

Being overrun by negative feelings obviously isn’t great for your own happiness, so making an effort to transform those feelings through forgiveness is worth a go. When you forgive, the negative feelings you have disappear. This gives you the space to experience positive feelings again.

Research has shown that people who forgive:

  • Experience more happiness
  • Are in better physical health (particularly in terms of cardiovascular health)
  • Have better relationships, which in turn can increase happiness even more

In other words, forgiveness is something you can do for yourself!

 

On the other hand, saying sorry can be awkward and difficult. Depending on why you want to apologise, you might have some hesitation. If you’re worried that the other person won’t forgive you, remember that apologising is still better than refusing to admit anything is wrong. Saying sorry is also hard if you don’t believe that you’ve done anything wrong. In this situation, try thinking about the impact of what you have done on the other person, and remembering that they are hurt. Your apology is a way of helping the other person and maintaining your relationship.

 

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So join us on Monday for the chat!

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Re: [CHAT] Saying sorry and forgiveness

Hey everyone!  Hope you’re ready for an exciting Getting Real session tonight.  Tonight @sunflowers5 and I are going to be exploring Saying sorry and forgiveness with you.

 

Before we get started it would be a good idea to suss out the Community Guidelines especially if you’re new to Reachout. If your feeling overwhelmed at any stage, please check out our  emergency help page.

 

 

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  1. Tell us about the last time you had to say sorry to someone in a real way - why was it important?

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Welcome everyone Smiley Very Happy

Tell us about the last time you had to say sorry to someone in a real way - why was it important?

Last time I had to apologise to someone with the most genuine intentions was to my mum!
It was real because of all the emotions and basically the regret involved in it ...
it was important because she means the world to me and it's a huge downer to see her upset!!

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Hi all. I probably can't stay all night but I'm here for now.


Tell us about the last time you had to say sorry to someone in a real way - why was it important?
Saying sorry means that the person is more important than the problem. And that we also acknowledged that we know we were wrong and want to fix things.
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Trying to make my misery
just a piece of my history
A little less victim a little more victory
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Re: [CHAT] Saying sorry and forgiveness

Hey guys!

 

This is my first Getting Real session so I'm pretty excited.

The last time I had to say sorry to someone in a real way was to my close friend. It was important for me to say sorry because I valued our friendship and didn't want to lose something that meant alot to me.

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Hey @redhead thats completely fine! Welcome to the chat ahah Smiley Happy

"the person is more important than the problem" thats an awesome way to look at it ... and I think that's very true because you need to ignore any pride or ego you have ...
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Hey @redhead Thanks for poping in!

 

Haha it will all come down to if our questions draw you in or not Smiley Tongue

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" sayying sorry means that the person it more important than the problem" @redhead I really like the statement. I might even steal that philisophy next time im in a big arguemtn and was to diffuse it Smiley Happy

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@Troy I know hey! It's so well put!

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Tell us about the last time you had to say sorry to someone in a real way - why was it important?

 

Saying sorry is important because forgiveness is an important part of getting over something.  The last time I said sorry was to my english teacher because they thought I was purposely trying to be rude and ignore them when I wasn't intentionally doing it.  If I hadn't said sorry I would probably still be regretting it.