Thirteen “ ’ Til Lack of Forgiveness Doth Us Part ” : Forgiveness and Marriage

  title={Thirteen “ ’ Til Lack of Forgiveness Doth Us Part ” : Forgiveness and Marriage},
  author={Frank D. Fincham and Julie H. Hall and Steven R H Beach},
Because those we love are paradoxically the ones we are most likely to hurt, it is critical to understand forgiveness in close relationships. Indeed, spouses report that the capacity to seek and grant forgiveness is one of the most important factors contributing to marital longevity and marital satisfaction (Fenell, 1993), and marital therapists note that forgiveness is a challenging but necessary part of the healing process for major relationship transgressions such as infi delity (Gordon… CONTINUE READING

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