Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Should I Forgive My Abuser?

Despite common advice, you don't always need to forgive

Photo by Nazar Hrabovyi on Unsplash

We are always taught to forgive.

Our mothers, the Bible and therapists all tell us that the right thing to do is to forgive those that have wronged us. Forgiveness is said to give us closure and emotional freedom from our hurtful past. However, is this advice truly the best thing for our mental…

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Natasha Piggott

Natasha Piggott

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Cambridge master’s student, literature grad and a semi-amateur writer.