I have been struggling lately with forgiveness,not for my daughters abuser,I'm not ready for that,but for my mother in law.She has been the object of my rage.My husband cut all ties with her when she nonchalantly told us she hired the abuser a lawyer.That was 15 months ago.My husband's adult daughter keeps us informed of what is going on and in those past 15 months my mother in law has said some very,very damaging things.My husband is on drugs,I take our daughter from doctor to doctor to get meds,and that I was abused as a child and trying to get justice through our daughter,and many other things.Last week I started feeling like it's time to start healing,to try and reconcile somewhat.I feel a calm and have been struggling with weather or not to forgive her.She is a very controlling person and this and last holiday season has been wonderfully quiet and calming.So yesterday I watched John Hagee's sermon on T.V.I watch him occasionally but usually when my husband does,he loves him.But lowe and behold,the message was on forgiveness and I just had to watch.So he explained that devine forgiveness demands that the one forgiven changes.I don't believe that she will change,she believes she is right,her ways are set.she believes her denomination is the only one and looks down on others,so I am wondering if there is a way to forgive but not really associate with her,be gracious but not too involved.And if she continues in her ways what are my obligations?I do know I feel I have moved on and let a lot of the anger and revenge go,and maybe for now that's all I need
Hi Everyone, I have been dealing with a 44 year old woman who has groomed my son. I am unsure if anything physical has happened but I am fighting to keep him from anything else. What was your experience?What did you do leagally?Thanks Everyone Desperate Mom
I start therapy tomorrow,from the same agency my daughter went to,free but the best therapists around.I hate therapy,but I need it.My anger is almost daily.I hate the feeling of opening up to anyone especially a stranger.I have been to therapy before but I tend to go a few times then I never go back I don't like to show my emotions,I tend to keep things to myself.My husband and I argue over...