When you’re wrong and admit it right away, usually everyone can move on and you will be forgiven . You can forget about how you screwed up, and just avoid making the same mistake again.
But what do you do when you screw up over and over again? What do you do when your mistakes compound on each other and hurt the ones who should forgive you.
Forgiveness is a form of trust. When someone forgives you they are trusting that you will not hurt them again. Forgiveness is earned, and once you take it for granted too many times, it’s almost impossible to be forgiven again.