7 Helpful Tips on How to Forgive a Promise Breaker ...

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It’s always good to know how to forgive a promise breaker since some of the people who constantly break their promises can be family members or very close friends who you cannot remove from your life.

I know how disappointed, ignored or unimportant you might feel every time someone doesn’t keep their promise and that’s why it can be very hard to forgive them.

Yet, there are times when you don’t have any other option left.

The only thing you can do is to learn how to forgive them (and this doesn’t necessarily means forgetting what they’ve done or letting them get away with their misbehavior) and how to accept them for who they are.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld once said that “We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.” and I tend to believe that he was right.

Here are a few helpful tips on how to forgive a promise breaker that I think you should always consider:

1. Don’t Suppress Your Feelings!

One of the first things you should do if you want to learn how to forgive a promise breaker is to never suppress your feelings.

Allow yourself to feel anger and even emotional pain since it’s absolutely normal to feel like this.2

By allowing yourself to feel angry, you’ll avoid a potentially huge conflict by not keeping all those unpleasant feelings bottled up.

In order to forgive someone for their actions, you shouldn’t suppress your feelings or sweep them under the rug because you should let them know how their behavior affects you.

2. Reflect on the Way Their Actions Make You Feel

Okay, so one of your loved ones broke a promise they made you.

How does that make you feel?

Was that thing really so important to you or didn’t it really affect you so much?

Do you feel sad, lonely, angry, depressed or lost?

Try to understand how that broken promise impacts your life because sometimes things might seem more important than they really are.

Think about the Reasons Why That Person Didn’t Keep Their Promise
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