I ask this about family members and friends who have labeled us psychiatric. I want to forgive them. Not in the sense that i want them close to me again or back in my life, that ship has sailed, but for my own emotional well being. It's people close to me who i see or converse with often- my father, both my aunts and uncles and all but 3 or 4 of my friends. After so many years i no longer have the desire to rectify the situation or plead my case, so as such i have just let them go. That's not the difficult part, however. I'm fine with the situation and have moved on. What bothers me is i still hold some disdain for them so every time i see them i know what they think and it makes me angry. I want to not care anymore and not have it bother me, but it does. If i could just forgive them in my head i could move on and it wouldn't be any problem for me anymore. How do you forgive someone who you know will forever think you're a psych patient?