I loved reading some of Kelly Corrigan’s story in Tell Me More. She’s witty, transparent and real. As a wife & mother I can totally relate to her struggles. Her book takes a look at the twelve phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. One of the hardest things I’ve learned to say, to keep love and strong relationships in my life, is “I forgive you”. It’s hard to forgive others when they’ve wronged me, but especially my husband. After all the time we’ve spent together and things we’ve gone through as a couple and individuals, he should know what affects me the most. I don’t think he’s intentionally trying to hurt me, but it hurts all the same. I don’t want to forgive him. I want to stew, be angry and resent him for days until I think he’s deserved it. But that doesn’t hurt him, it hurts me. I don’t want unforgiveness to build up inside me and turn into bitterness that makes me miserable. It’s hard to forgive, but it’s also freeing and a chance to move forward with life. ✨