Forgiveness can actually HURT your relationship

The age old saying goes "forgive and forget" but according to a new study, that can be more detrimental to your relationship in the long run.

Researchers spent FIVE YEARS following up with a group of unmarried young couples and another group of newlyweds and what they found out was very intriguing.  When people forgave and demanded less from their partner, their transgressions worsened over time.

If your significant other does something that begs forgiveness, as part of the process, you should be crystal clear about what the wrong behavior was, how it hurt you and that you won't stand for it in the future.  Ultimately, this proved to create a happier relationship over time.

"That's O.K." is never an appropriate response when somebody apologizes for wronging you or asks forgiveness.


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