How do you get both parties to reconcile together?

Each person needs to assess his or her own level of hurt and own level of offending.  If each was hurt, then each could practice forgiving.  If each was offended, then each can ask for forgiveness.  It is important to note where each person is on the forgiving process and on the seeking forgiveness process.  They may differ on these and so patience is important.  Finally, I recommend what I call “the three R’s of reconciliation:” remorse or inner sorry, repentance or sincerely apologizing, and recompense or making amends to the degree that is reasonably possible.  Forgiving, seeking forgiveness, and the three R’s of reconciliation should aid in a true reconciliation process.

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