Why is it so much easier to hold onto anger than it is to forgive?

Holding on to anger can be a way of feeling in control when others treat you in such a way that it is all too easy to feel out of control.  Also, the anger can give a person a sense of power, specifically power over others.  Further, anger can become a habit, even if this is unintended.  This habit can be very hard to break.  Forgiveness has been shown scientifically to break this habit of anger.

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