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7 lessons from the book "Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That's Beautiful Again" by Lysa TerKeurst, presented in simple, relatable term:

1. Understanding Forgiveness: Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting or excusing what happened. It's about finding peace for yourself. When you forgive, you're choosing to let go of the hold that pain has on you, not necessarily condoning the wrong.

2. Acknowledge Your Pain: To truly heal, you need to recognize and accept your hurt. It's okay to feel angry, sad, or betrayed. Acknowledging these emotions is the first step toward processing and eventually letting them go.

3. Forgiveness is a Process: It's important to remember that forgiveness is a journey, not a one-time event. You might have to forgive the same person multiple times as new feelings arise. Be patient with yourself during this process.

4. Shift Your Perspective: Try to see the situation from a different viewpoint. This doesn't mean justifying what happened, but understanding the context and human flaws involved can sometimes make it easier to forgive and move on.

5. Set Healthy Boundaries: Forgiving someone doesn't mean you have to keep them in your life. Establish boundaries that protect your emotional well-being. It's okay to distance yourself from people who continue to hurt you.

6. Find Your Support System: Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. Share your journey with trusted friends, family, or a therapist. Having a support system can make the process of forgiveness less isolating.

7. Look Forward to a Beautiful Future: Focus on creating a positive and fulfilling life beyond your pain. Engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. By looking forward and building new, positive memories, you can create a life that's beautiful again.

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