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Are you ready to forgive? A new study shows letting go is good for health.

By Tara Parker-Pope

21 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Forgiveness can change relationship dynamics and prevent a lot of "very costly things," according to this Washington Post article. It can also improve mental and overall well-being.

Early in his career as a marriage counselor, psychologist Everett Worthington noticed that many couples were angry about perceived slights and real wrongs - and he realized they could make progress only if they forgave each other.

Those insights prompted Worthington to embark on a decades-long academic career studying the science of forgiveness.

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