Tagged: “forgiveness under pressure”
With all of this talk about forgiveness, I think that forgiveness occurs mostly because of peer or family pressure. It is not actually a choice, as you say. How can I avoid this pressure?
The first step is to realize that others may be creating this expectation for you, as you are obviously aware. A second step is to realize that most people do not necessarily mean to put pressure on you to forgive. As a third step, if people do put pressure on you to forgive, please realize that they have your best interest at heart but may not be going about it in a way that is helpful for you. When pressured, please realize that to forgive can take time and you cannot always respond positively and quickly to those who have hurt you.
For additional information, see 8 Reasons to Forgive.