People are going to hurt and misuse you. It’s part of life. But you can choose how that hurt affects you. Are you going to stew on it, let it poison your other relationships, or are you going to forgive and learn from it? Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to continue a cycle of emotional abuse. You can learn from the situation and then avoid getting yourself in that situation again. Standing under a waterfall, hoping and praying you don’t get wet, is useless. Stop staying in harmful and toxic relationships expecting not to get hurt.
I’ve heard that holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill the other person. The only person you end up hurting is yourself. Your pride isn’t worth it. Forgiving someone isn’t weak, it is strong. It takes strength to get back up after a fall. Letting go of hurt and bitterness will lift a weight off of you that you’ve been unnecessarily carrying. Let it go and let Peace start restoring you.