Yes, they can. My father, of all people (she'd divorced and hated him), would chide me for not visiting my mother near the end, when she didn't even know me anymore and had been vile to me most of my life.t's true. The relationship is all that it ever will be at that point. It can't get better, it can't get worse, and no one can shame you because you don't visit or call.
I find "forgiveness" useless if the other person isn't remorseful or sorry.
I find "forgiveness" useless if the other person isn't remorseful or sorry. And in a way I believe it's sort of a religious term that belongs to a belief system I am not a part of.
I couldn't agree more. In my case my daughter does everything she can do to hurt you so she can prove herself right that you were going to abandon her. Some people have abandonment issues where they are so afraid that someone will abandon them that they create painful situations that lead to no choice but to abandon.I can forgive those who feel no remorse, even those who set out to harm me. In those situations my forgiveness does not give them further access to my life, it just releases us from the