If I choose not to forgive, do you think my happiness in the future might be ok if my situation changes for the better?
While the changed situation can lead to more happiness (if the new situation gives you satisfaction or even joy), your degree of happiness might be compromised by resentment in the heart if you were treated deeply unjustly and have not reduced that resentment. Forgiving can reduce or even eliminate that resentment, opening you to increased happiness in the future. So, an improved situation and forgiving others for past injustices both can contribute to your happiness.
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