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Why forgiving is a good thing

Are you someone who forgives and forgets? 

If someone's wronged you some people will tell you to forgive them and move on, and now researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland are saying there's scientific truth to forgiving and forgetting.

They studied cognitive memory testing on people using fake scenarios of wrong-doing, and what they discovered is forgiving someone for crossing you makes it easier to then forget how they did you wrong.

Study authors say they think forgiving helps you suppress some details about an emotional event, which can help you move on.

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