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What to Do When Someone Close, Whom You Had Trusted, Caused the Most Hurt

Chitrangada has a keen interest in alternative therapies. As a parent and teacher, she shares her real-life experiences with readers.

Being hurt by someone you loved the most is the worst feeling ever!

Being hurt by someone you loved the most is the worst feeling ever!

So, you have been hurt by someone very close, someone, who you had trusted

Consider yourself fortunate, if you have not faced such a situation in life. Of all the people, I know or interacted, they have faced such painful situations in life, when they have been hurt by their close ones.

  • Do we care, if some passer by or a person, whom we know casually, says something unpleasant? No, we don't!
  • But when a close one, a loved one, a trusted friend, a close relative or a family member causes hurt, it becomes unbearable. Isn’t it?
  • When someone we care about, gets mad at us, by means of words or actions, it can shatter our mental peace and happiness.
  • This becomes all the more pronounced, if the person is someone, with whom we are very close and intimate.
  • And if you are slightly sensitive, by your nature or temperament, you can be affected so deeply, that you will be unable to function normally, and start thinking that life is burdensome.
  • In personal and close relationships, the person who has caused hurt, may even refuse to communicate.
  • This might leave you wondering, about what he or she may be thinking, feeling, planning, or doing.
  • You may live with the feelings of fear, disappointment, and depression. You may reach to a point, where it becomes difficult to focus, on your day today life.
  • In other words, your peace of mind may be lost.
Be careful about relationships!

Be careful about relationships!

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Forgiving is easy but trusting that person again is not at all easy

Forgiving is easy but trusting that person again is not at all easy

How to forget and forgive, source: YouTube

5 Things to do, if you have been hurt by those, whom you had trusted

If such a thing has happened to you, please understand, what you should or should not do.

1. Avoid anger:

Remember- the first thing is to avoid anger, and remain composed. Easier said than done, but you have to do it.

Only if you are okay at this moment, you can then begin to see, what your options are.

2. Try and avoid impulsive behaviour--Crying, shouting, answering back.

There is no use talking to an angry person. Reacting in the same way, as him/ her will be another big mistake, and would make the matters worse.

Any action like this, will be a wrong step, and the situation may be completely out of hand, and can never be repaired.

3. Try to communicate:

It does depend on the person, who is projecting his or her anger, on to you.

Try everything in your control, to communicate with this person, who behaved like this with you. You may ask, what made his/ her behaviour so upsetting, towards you.

That person may or may not respond, with a definite answer.

There may be something, you are totally unaware about or there can be long term issues, as well.

If those issues are discussed mutually, well and good. If not, you may have to find some other way, to solve this.

4. Apology:

Apology is a healer.

Apology can take the bitterness away.

Once the anger settles down, the chances are, that the other person also may realise his/ her mistake, or unruly behaviour.

If an apology is called for from either party, please do not debate it.

Go ahead, and get it over.

All you have to do is, own it and say such words, so as to make the most of the bad feelings go away.

5. Third Party:

Sometimes the other person may not be willing to accept an apology, leave alone apologise himself/ herself. He/ she may prefer to stay in a bad mood, or an uncompromising mood, rather than resolving the issue.

In such a case, you might consider bringing in someone else, a third party, who is a common friend,or a close relative, to talk about it.

Forgive your enemies---Nothing irritates them more than this!

Forget and forgive to make yourself at ease

Forget and forgive to make yourself at ease

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When nothing seems to work--Just move on in life.

In spite of your best intentions and sincere efforts, when no resolution is available, what you can do:

  • Rely on your own mind, and heart to lead you.
  • If you know, you did nothing wrong, you should try to move on, and move ahead.
  • If you did some mistake, that was not intentional, then you need to forgive yourself, and the other person, so that you can move on.
  • If the other person, is not at all ready to talk, to communicate, to discuss or to resolve the issue, which has caused the hurt and unpleasantness, they usually are not the type of person, for whom you should bother much.
  • You can’t find happiness, by holding onto a painful story of the past, by trying to place in new light into it. You can only find happiness, when you let it go and make room, for something better.
  • It‘s a fact and it‘s true, that you were a victim, and someone hurt you badly, without your fault, due to the circumstances. But do not feel bad for yourself, blaming others. It will only hold you back.
  • The only way to experience happiness is, to take responsibility, and create it, whether other people made it easy for you, or not.
  • You are not responsible for what has happened in the past, but you are responsible for your behaviour now.
  • Why let someone, who had hurt you in the past, rule or destroy your present?


“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

- – Steve Maraboli

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 Chitrangada Sharan

Please share your experiences, if you have been hurt by someone, and how did you deal with it?

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 16, 2021:

Hi DS!

Thank you for reading and commenting on this article.

You are right in your observations. The best option is to move on, in such circumstances.

Appreciate you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 06, 2020:

You are absolutely right BRENDA. Those people who hurt others, by their words or deeds, don’t even realise their fault or feel sorry about it. It’s wise, not to waste time on them.

Thank you so much for reading it again and sharing your thoughts.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 06, 2020:

Chitrangada,

I read this article again. This is a good message for people to understand.

The feelings of acceptance and strength come through strong in this article.

One must never blame himself for the hurt caused by someone else.

Most often the person close to you who caused the hurt doesn't even give it a second thought and that's what really bites.

Have a great day and keep on writing. I look forward to reading more.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 06, 2020:

Thank you Peggy, for reading and commenting on this article.

You are so right that it’s best to distance ourselves, from such people who don’t have the intention to compromise or resolve the differences.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding this topic. Much appreciated.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 05, 2020:

That last quote is so true. If all else fails, it is best to put some distance between the parties and move on. We once knew a woman whose husband and children had nothing to do with her. After getting to know her better, we understood the reasons. She had such a toxic personality. We also chose to distance ourselves from her. I believe that she had a very sad life, but it was of her own making.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 28, 2020:

Thank you MG Singh ji, for your insightful comments. I agree with you completely. We must move on, in life. We don’t have control over the action and behaviour of others. But, we certainly have control on our own behaviour. Life is a precious gift, and it can’t be wasted over trivial matters.

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 28, 2020:

Hurt is a phenomenon that is related to one's psyche and emotion. One has to get out if this syndrome and take every snub/ betrayed as a sign of the other person's weakness. This is what swami Shraddanand tought to me.if you can ride up above the average graph you will be happy. Betrayed would then how no meaning.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 27, 2020:

Thank you Vanita, for reading the article and sharing your thoughts and suggestions. I agree with you that reading, music and other creative activities can help, if a person is going through tough situations in life.

Thank you for commenting.

Vanita Thakkar on July 27, 2020:

Good one, Chitrangada.

Really loved reading it.

While trying to heal oneself of such hurts, creative pursuits, music, reading .... any form of art or sport that pleases your mind can be very helpful.

Music is one of the best healers. It keeps you strong and strengthens you when you are in trouble.

Good readings - biographies, personal psychology, stories / anecdotes, spiritual texts : with commentaries and elaborations, etc. - help a lot.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Peachy, for reading and sharing your thoughts.

Going by your comments, and the comments of other readers, it seems that many people face such kind of situation. It’s really sad, when people do this kind of hurtful things to their close ones.

When the things don’t work out, In spite of your sincere efforts, the best option is to move on, and not to bother about it.

Thank you and take care.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 10, 2020:

Great hub, I wished that those people that I have loved and trusted most ought to read your hub. They are ungrateful people. Though they may make mistakes, they never admit them and even go beyond, shifting the blame on me instead.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 02, 2020:

Thank you so much BRENDA, for your insightful comments.

I agree with you that moving on, and letting go, is the best solution, if we are hurt by our own trusted people.

In spite of our sincere efforts, if there is no communication, and there is no apology coming from the other side, it’s best to move on.

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 02, 2020:

Thank you Lora, for reading the article and sharing your personal experiences.

I am amazed at, how much I can relate to your painful experience. Honestly, I wouldn’t have written this article, if I had not experienced it, myself.

From the reader’s comments, I understand that it’s a very common phenomenon in human relationships.

The best way is to forget and forgive, such painful memories and move on. Because that’s the way to bring Peace and happiness in our life.

It’s hard, no doubt, but wise to do so, for our own peace of mind.

Thank you and I wish you happiness always.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 28, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Your article provides some very good points to follow.

There are times that one needs to just let the person go and distance themselves from them.

If the heartbreak is too terrible and the sincere apolgy is not forthcoming.

Love the way you designed this one with questions and polls.

Thanks for sharing.

Lora Hollings on February 28, 2020:

This is a wonderful article on dealing with people who have really hurt you and learning to let go and move on, Chitrangada. It is sad that the person that most often hurts us is a family member or someone that used to be close. When your trust is deeply betrayed, it is very difficult to continue to have anything to do with that individual. In fact, my trust was betrayed more than once and I finally had to put an end to this very toxic relationship. This person also has a marked personality disorder and is so dishonest that there's no way you can have an authentic relationship with her. Constantly dominated by self-interest, she can't be fair nor objective and show any true concern for another individual. So you forgive them, psychologically, for what they can never be to you and let go, especially if you are a sensitive person and it continues to wear you down and cause you much grief in your life. It took me years to heal from her harmful actions toward me but now I feel I can finally move on. Thank you for these excellent suggestions and your video is very helpful too.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 28, 2020:

Thank you Vivim1979a, for reading and commenting.

Vivim1979a on February 27, 2020:

I love my family dearly and will liter literally do anything for them if they need me cuz to me that's what family does when you love each other are there for each other you haven't heard his bags and you would do anything in the world for them whenever they need it at any given time any place anywhere. I feel good in my heart to know that i can make this comment about doing whatever it takes to help my family because ive done it many times not out of obligation good because I love them

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 07, 2019:

Thank you Tiffany Delite, for reading the article and I am glad, if you found the tips useful.

Moving on, is the wise thing to do. There is no use, explaining to those, who don’t want to understand. It’s a waste of time and energy and ultimately we hurt ourselves more, if the other person doesn’t listen with an open mind. I have observed, the same people will pay more attention to you, if they find that you are in a happy state of mind.

Thank You so much for commenting. Wish you all the best.

Tiffany Delite from Wichita, KS on July 06, 2019:

These are all really great tips. I am at the "just move on" stage because I'm exhausted from trying everything else! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kolois on March 25, 2019:

I have a 68 year old partner and I have a 55 year old daughter. My partner seems to want my 55 year old daughter to behave like an adult. He does allow room for any mistakes. He expects me to punish my daughter. I think he has a temper problem as he has snapped at me so many times. When I speak to him about his temper he apologies and tells me he is an old man

He has been married twice and has 33 kids who are not speaking to him.

I think the way he raised his kids was not good enough that's why none of them are speaking to him. .

He treats us like women and children in the olden days. This really hurts me a lot. He says I am not raising my daughter properly she gets away with every thing. He doesn't understand that my daughter is a little child growing up

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 18, 2016:

Thank you Gina welds-Hulse for your positive thoughts!

We all face such situations in life and I agree that we should forgive them and pray for them. Because that is the best thing to do for our own mental peace. Ultimately it is the goodness and kindness of a person that wins.

Thank you so much and thank you for the follow!

Gina Welds Hulse from Rockledge, Florida on December 18, 2016:

I really appreciate this hub. Thank you for sharing this, as I am currently facing that situation. All we can do is pray for them and love them. Forgiveness is definitely a key to moving on, as well.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 24, 2016:

Thank you Peg Cole for your kind words of appreciation!

You are right , forgiveness is for our own peace of mind.

It is a painful truth that sometimes the most trusted ones cause hurt and we don't have any other option but to move on.

Thank you so much for your valuable and positive feedback!

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on October 23, 2016:

Your words of wisdom are evergreen and something to keep in mind as we pass through this world. It is difficult to understand why people hurt the ones they love, but they do. Forgiveness truly does free us from the constant hurt and pain. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 30, 2016:

I am really sorry to hear that Audrey!

I can understand and relate to your pain and I wouldn't have written this hub, had I not experienced it myself. It took me lot of time to get over that pain. And that is why I say the sooner we relieve ourselves from such disturbing situations, it is better. It can be harmful emotionally and can adversely affect our health as well.

I will pray for you --Please be strong and try to move on . Always keep smiling!

Thanks for appreciating the hub!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on September 30, 2016:

I spent a good part of yesterday in tears after going through this very experience. I was in such pain. And as you say...when hurtful words come from someone you love with all your heart - the pain is deep. Thank you so much for your helpful tips. I'll be sure to practice these.

Your hub came to me at a perfect time. I prayed for strength and found your wonderful article.

Blessings and love,

Audrey

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 17, 2016:

Thanks Dianna for your positive feedback !

I agree with your response. This should be the desirable approach to deal with such circumstances. But normally people find it very difficult to do so.

Many thanks for your comments and support!

Dianna Mendez on August 14, 2016:

I see by the poll the majority have suffered in this way. As you wrote, it hurts. I try to wait to respond, time to think and reflect helps me to heal and deal with the person.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 10, 2016:

Thank you Linda, for your kind visit and comments!

I am so sorry to hear about your sickness. God bless you with good health and lots of happiness.

It is during our hard and difficult times only that we understand who are the real friends and who are fake.

We all have had our share of such bitter experiences in life. It is better to forgive and forget and move on in life for the sake of our own happiness. It is easy to say that but very tough to do. But this is the best option.

I am glad you liked this hub and I hope this hub helps those who are passing through such mental agony.

A very good day to you! Thank you!

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on February 09, 2016:

What a wonderful hub on dealing with hurt and anger. I agree that we've all had this happen to us. It happened to me when I was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago. The friends I had trusted and spent the most time with, were the ones that abandoned me when I was sick. Other old friends and family came out of the woodwork. It taught me a lot about myself and how to love myself enough to know when someone is not a true friend. I love your quote on forgiveness versus not trust. It's so true! I forgave those so called friends, but knew I could not trust them. You did a wonderful job with this hub and I love the variety of capsules. Great job!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 09, 2016:

Thank you pinto2011, for stopping by to read this hub!

I am glad you liked it and found the solutions helpful. Thank you!

Subhas from New Delhi, India on February 08, 2016:

Very nice solutions for any such situation. If adhered to, a person can definitely handle the situation better.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 30, 2016:

Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting on this hub!

I agree with you that there is need for more mutual understanding and commitment in relationships today. Something is wrong--blame it on the busy lifestyle which gives less time to be with each other when you need the most, to spend time together. People lack patience, tolerance and forbearance.

Forgiveness is important for our own mental peace and to move on.

Thank you for your insightful comment!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on January 29, 2016:

These are truly great tips for dealing with betrayal. It must be prevalent nowadays because I see so much talk about it these days. In fact, I recently narrated and produced a book called, "Betrayal." It's a book that describes how married couples should handle betrayal in the marriage. Your tips are very helpful and the one I feel works best is the one that suggests forgiveness. In my life I have found that nothing works like forgiveness and moving on to the rest of my life.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 25, 2016:

Thank you Rajan ji, for your wise words!

Clinging on to an unpleasant memory can halt our own progress and disturb our mental peace. The sooner we get over it the better.

Many thanks for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2016:

Thank you Nithya, for your kind visit and comments!

I am glad you liked the hub. Forget and forgive is a good principle of life and though easier said than done, this is the best option. And this is for our own peace of mind and progress.

Thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2016:

Thank you emge, for stopping by and reading this hub!

You are right that such situations are faced by most of the people. I would be surprised if it was faced by only a few. But we human beings are so good at adapting to the given situations and circumstances and we do that.

I agree that we must move on by forgiving and forgetting for our own peace of mind.

Thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2016:

Thank you Deb, for reading and sharing your opinion in this regard.

Life is a teacher and some of the lessons it teaches are bitter truths of life. But we have to accept them even if we may not like them. The good part is that life also teaches us to move on and move ahead with peace.

Thank you for your kind visit and insightful comments!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2016:

Thank you Devika, for sharing your thoughts and I agree with you. It is impossible to trust a person again who has broken your trust howsoever close relation that may have been earlier.

I appreciate you for reading and commenting on this hub!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 23, 2016:

Very rightly said. To let go, if things cannot be sorted out. After all no relation is more important than personal peace.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 23, 2016:

Great suggestions here, the best thing as you say is to move on in life. This step is difficult but it can be done, forget and move on.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 23, 2016:

Interesting post, but these things happen all the time and one has to live with them. Best to forget and move on in life

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on January 23, 2016:

You have given very sage advice. If someone is known for outbursts and rages, it is best to leave this person behind.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 23, 2016:

When trust is broken it is difficult to gain back that trust and is not fair to anyone. Interesting and agree with AudreyHowitt.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 23, 2016:

Thank you Audrey Howitt, for appreciating!

Audrey Howitt from California on January 22, 2016:

Such wisdom in this post!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you manatita, for revisiting this hub and your lovely comments!

I agree with you that misunderstandings is a terrible thing.

There is a saying, 'Hate the sin and not the sinner.' I believe there is a reason for people's unpleasant behaviour. We should try to understand that and think and act with compassion.

Thank you and have a good day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you Ericdierker, for reading and commenting on this hub!

I am glad you liked the suggestions.

I believe we must make our sincere efforts with good intentions to make peace. For this even dropping that 'ego' is okay with me.

But sometimes even after all the sincere efforts things do not become normal or the same as earlier. It is then that we must try to move on. There is no use clinging on to 'what had happened' , 'why it happened'.

Thank you for appreciating the hub!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you denise.w.anderson, for reading and sharing your positive thoughts!

I am glad you liked the subject of this hub. Most of us face such painful situations in life, when some close ones whom we trusted so much caused hurt to us . It is wise to get over it as soon as possible since if we cling on to it , we will do much damage to ourselves emotionally.

Thank you for your insightful comments!

manatita44 from london on January 22, 2016:

I do like Bill, I wait ...

By nature my response is not bad, but even then I worry. I'm always looking at how I could have been better; say something better; what other response could I have taken.

Every single one of the people who walked away from me here, are very close to my Heart. I still like them very much! Sensitivity and misunderstanding can become terrible things.

I wrote a poem once. It's called My Friends Have Become Strangers ..

Digressing a bit, it's always nice to see you guys from India at this time of the morning. I start early, and it's like you are here, Rajan, Hari, Madan, etc... Cool! Much Love, My Dear Friend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you Rachel L Alba, for your kind visit and honest comments!

You are right,--- sometimes people who are close to you feel like they are close enough to say whatever they want to you. Even I disapprove of this. Most of these people whom you love so much, take you for granted. There is no use explaining them, since they do not realize where to draw the line.

Crying is a very natural reaction and most of us cry in such situations, if not in front of others then alone. This is sometimes good to ease and release tension.

Communicating with God---Yes, even I do it and he is such a good listener, like no one else. The best therapy one can have in such painful situations.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you manatita, for reading and appreciating the hub!

I am glad you consider this topic important. I am sure many people face such painful situations in life. Those who move on emerge stronger and are in fact winners.

Thank you for your encouraging words!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you MizBejabbers, for reading the hub and sharing your thoughts!

I agree with you that forgiving and forgetting is not an easy task since nothing hurts more than betrayal by a loved one. None of us are so large hearted to ignore this. It leaves scars on our soul. It takes years to recover from this.

But the wise step is to move on in life for our own benefit.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you MsDora, for your kind visit and comments!

Glad you liked the hub. I agree with you that forgiveness is for our own freedom, emotional healing and for our own peace of mind.

Thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you Shaloo, for your thoughtful comments!

As you said, sadly this has happened with most of us. Although it hurts badly when someone very close has broken your trust and it is very difficult to come out of that painful feeling. But the best option is to move on in life by forgiving that person.

Thank you for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2016:

Thank you billybuc, for your kind words!

You are right we all have faced this. But we can handle it in a much better way than we handled it in our younger days.

Yours is a wise suggestion, --to step back for few days till the anger subsides and then decide the next step.

Thank you for reading and commenting!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 21, 2016:

I gotta buddy that tells me that when I am confused or think I am hurt: Stop and grab some popcorn and watch the show for a bit. Then make a move if you must. You have great suggestions as to how to spend that "stopped" time.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on January 21, 2016:

I like your final comment, "Why let someone who hurt you in the past destroy your present?" This sums it up very nicely. When someone we love has caused us hurt, the best thing that we can do is forgive and move on. We don't know how many times we have been the cause of someone else's hurt, and for us to ruminate about it continually, we are just hurting ourselves.

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on January 21, 2016:

Of course, this has happened to me and I'm sure almost everyone. I think sometimes people who are close to you feel like they are close enough to say whatever they want to you. I don't agree with that, I'm always worried about hurting someone else's feelings. I cry very easily so I leave where I am if I can, and have a good cry and get it over with. I have to depend on God to help me heal from the hurt. Thanks for your hub.

Blessings to you.

manatita44 from london on January 21, 2016:

A most necessary Hub and one well worth reading. I commend you here, Chitrangada. Continue ...continue ...

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on January 21, 2016:

Sometimes when a friend betrays a person in such a manner that it changes the very dynamics of a family's life, forgiveness has to come from the soul. Sometimes that takes years.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 21, 2016:

This happens quite often, and you give very good suggestions on healing and moving on. After all,forgiveness is for our own freedom.

Shaloo Walia from India on January 21, 2016:

It's a sad situation which I guess almost everyone faces at some point of life. You have given very good suggestions here and I agree with you that if nothing works, it's better to forgive, forget and move on.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 21, 2016:

I think we have all faced this, haven't we? All wonderful suggestions here. I find it is helpful for me to step back and do nothing for a few days until my anger/pain subsides before taking any action.

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