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Anais Rodriguez is a marketing consultant, cosmetics aficionado, and the social media manager for the mental health and meditation blog Project Monkey Mind. If you'd like to know how you can calm your mind using Modern Psychology and Eastern Spirituality, get the free cheatsheet 7 Psychological Hacks for Depression & Anxiety (in 5 minutes or less).

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How to Rebuild a Relationship with Someone Who’s Hurt You

“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.” ~Unknown

My situation is probably not unlike that a lot of people reading this.

I grew up in a single-parent home. Don’t get me wrong, I had a pretty happy childhood, and my mom did an unbelievable job raising me. She worked four jobs to make sure I always had the best of everything. But I could never shake the feeling that I always wanted a father figure in my life.

My parents had separated when I was very young. …