Whether it's a spouse who was unfaithful, a parent or sibling who could have treated you better as a child, a friend who has betrayed a confidence, or even a criminal who assaulted you, it's hard to forgive someone who has wronged us.
But forgiving someone can benefit you more than it can benefit them. According to most experts, you can truly heal and move on only after you've let go of your anger. Of course, this is easier said than done.
And that's why The Huffington Post wants to hear your stories of forgiveness. Was there a moment in your life when it took every fiber of your being to finally forgive someone? What was the process like and how did you do it? On the flip side, has someone forgiven you for something major -- and how did that make you feel?
Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting. But forgiveness can mean an unloading of what's often a heavy burden to have to carry around with you.
Again, please share your stories with us by emailing forgiveness50@huffingtonpost.