Even if your situation is one where there was genuinely no wrong on your part, using this as a reason for not letting go will not sanctify your righteousness. You will only grow more bitter with each passing day.

What to do instead: Challenge your own sense of entitlement. Ask yourself hard questions like, “How may have I contributed to this impasse?” or “How have I caused harm to this person?” Regardless of whether or not you can answer the questions, they will open up a space of compassion for yourself and them from which you can begin to find relief from unforgiveness.

Always remember, others have been wronged by your actions and will struggle to forgive you as well. Keeping this perspective will keep you humble.

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