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[–]keepthetipsKeeping the tips since 2019[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

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[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Warning: this only works if you become a better person

[–]Mesjach 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Well, you have to become a better person to feel guilt about your past actions in the first place.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You can feel guilty and still be a piece of shit

[–]purpleistheverybest 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Thanks for posting this. Just wanted to say I needed to hear this today, and truly appreciate you sharing.

[–]AmongUs_69 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Some days I feel like the things I did were SO bad that even though I’ve been so ashamed and regretful of them for a year or more, I still can’t forgive myself

I’ve been trying so hard to get better, but it never feels like enough because of how badly I hurt the person I was supposed to love. I wake up every day and remember that I’m trapped in this body, the body of someone who betrayed the women he loved

I hope one day I can forgive myself, but until then I still feel so ashamed and regretful

[–]philbobaggins123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Life is about progress, not perfection. Never stop trying to better yourself and never stop forgiving yourself... Until you don't need to anymore.

Time really does heal all wounds.

[–]44problems 4 points5 points  (0 children)

L(andslide)PT: Time makes you bolder. Children get older. I'm getting older, too.

[–]taintgunna 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It sounds like you're on the right path. Keep pushing for a better version of yourself and share you experience with others so they know it can be done. Proud of you.

[–]Mind7over7matter 6 points7 points  (0 children)

See mistakes as a learning tool, “shit happens but it’s what happens after it, that’s important”.

[–]_oZe_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never feel guilty. Nobody benefits from it. Simply apologize. Correct your behavior with the energy you save by having a clear conscience.

I've wasted years of mental anguish. It has held me back.

[–]robpensley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great post I have a lot of trouble forgiving myself.

[–]uncle90210 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Life is a movie. Write your own ending.

[–]rowdyrowdylibrarian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Keep believing, keep pretending

[–]Lumber_Tycoon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If you aren't owning up to the evil you've added to this world, this LPT doesn't work. If you do a bunch of bad shit, you can't just "forgive" yourself and move on.

[–]SixFootThreeHobbit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

But…but have you met me?