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  • By: Kathleen A. Lawler-Row
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Forgiveness occurs in an interpersonal context, as a response to the intentional harm caused by another. When one individual insults another, reveals confidential or embarrassing knowledge, harms another or another's valued property, or is unfaithful to a committed partner, then ...

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