Can I be perfectly fine without forgiving a person who acted unjustly against me? In other words, can the anger just vanish?
The answer depends on how serious the injustice was and who hurt you. For example, suppose a colleague was supposed to meet you for a luncheon meeting. You are busy that day, under pressure, and the colleague never shows up at the restaurant. You may be annoyed, but the annoyance likely will fade in a day or less. Now suppose that a loved one betrays you. It hurts deeply. This kind of emotional wound likely will not go away on its own. It likely will need the surgery of the heart—-forgiveness. Deep resentments rarely fade quickly.
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