How Can I Forgive You? : The Courage To Forgive, The Freedom Not To

How Can I Forgive You? : The Courage To Forgive, The Freedom Not To

Book Title: How Can I Forgive You? : The Courage To Forgive, The Freedom Not To

Author: Janis Abrahms Spring

Format: Paperback | 270 pages

Publication Date: 03 Mar 2005

ISBN-13: 9780060009311

Until now, we have been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Dr. Spring, a gifted therapist and the award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives--without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness--one that asks as much of the offender as it does of us.

This bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and with ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as these:

How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead?When is forgiveness cheap?What is wrong with refusing to forgive?How can the offender earn forgiveness?How do we forgive ourselves for hurting another human being?