Forgive. This is the critical antidote to break the toxic cycle of rejection, resentment, and revenge. People who feel hurt end up hurting others. Somewhere along the line, someone has to stand up and say “the hurting stops with me.” Forgiveness is the essential first step.
— Tim Murphy, PhD, and Loriann Hoff Oberlin, Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling your Relationships, Career and Happiness, p. 101