“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
– Oscar Wilde
Forgiving your parents is the most difficult, yet crucial task of an adult. In the process of forgiving, the first obstacle you have to remove is within yourself. As adults, who have experienced some possible trauma as a child, in order to live a meaningful, happy, productive life you need to go through the process of forgiveness.
Unforgiveness brings you both emotional and physical pain. If you don’t release this pain, you will live a life of continued rejection, depression, and anger.
By forgiving your parents, it doesn’t mean you are letting them off the hook. It means you are starting your journey to happiness, acceptance, and self-love.