Forgiving someone doesn’t mean condoning their behavior. It doesn’t mean forgetting how they hurt you or giving that person room to hurt you again. Forgiving someone means making peace with what happened. It means acknowledging your wound, giving yourself permission to feel the pain, and recognizing why that pain no longer serves you. It means letting go of the hurt and resentment so that you can heal and move on. Not because what happened didn’t matter, but because harboring that level of anger and bitterness takes up too much energy and causes too much pain. You don’t need any more pain. You need to heal. And in order to do that, you need to forgive. Not for them, but for you.
If he loves you, he will make sure you know. Not just by words, but by actions too.