Posts by Emily Felt

In addition to working in public health research and management, Emily is a freelance writer, editor, and translator. She enjoys writing about travel, food, parenting, and health and wellbeing. Her current favorite topic is joy and how it inspires us in daily life. Emily currently splits her time between California and Barcelona with her husband and children. Visit her at quotidianwisdom.com.

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How to Forgive When You Don’t Think You Can

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~Steve Maraboli

Have you ever had a relationship, friendship, or marriage that ended so badly it took years, a decade, or even longer to heal? Have you ever wished you could forgive someone but just didn’t think it was possible?

Fifteen years ago I was twenty-six and in a relationship with a man that was destructive. After an intense romance in his home country, I made the poor decision that he should …