Backstabbing Friends: Forgive or Forget?

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Backstabbing “friends”, in my opinion, shouldn’t even be considered friends. They are bad influences and they often take advanatage of you. Once your back is turned, they become a whole different person. “Friends” that are like this is greedy and will hurt you time and time again if they are forgiven. These kinds of friends should definitely not be forgiven!

I remember being in sixth grade. I had the greatest and sweetest friend around. We shared many fun moments together but, after entering grade 7, she became an actress. With me, she was usually very welcoming and kind. When my back was turned, she would morph into someone else and say the most outrageous things about me. Her words became very harsh and hurtful. Once I realized the things she had done behind my back, I immediately ended our friendship. After breaking off contact with this ex. friend of mine, I felt a whole lot better. My feelings of suspision and anger eventually subsided as I moved on to better people.

This is why I feel that backstabbing friends shouldn’t be given second chances because once they are forgiven, they will continue to hurt you and take advatange of you. Not only but, “friends” like that would grow on you. They start becoming bad influences. Fights would eventually breakout between you two, epecially due to suspision or confrontations. I understand that some friends are hard to let go of. Truthfully, I do but even so, it’ll be better for the long run. Aside from that, there are plenty of better and more mature people around to befriend than keeping one that does nothing good.

In the end, dicontinuing the friendship and not forgiving the backstabbing friend would feel like one of the best dicisions you’ve ever made. Forgetting them would take a lot off your shoulders. Also, if the person weren’t forgiven, you wouldn’t have to worry about someone sneaking around behind your back. Forgetting these kinds of people and not forgiving them would be a wise choice since it’ll...
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