Describe a time when have you been afraid, angry, frustrated, disappointed, sad when someone let you down? How were you able to take care of yourself in spite of the distress?
Describe a time when you were so upset about a relationship that you thought of killing yourself or someone else. Perhaps, simply, you thought that life was not worth living. How did you manage these feelings and get yourself out of this situation?
What role, if any, has your faith played in your managing the above situations?
What else has helped you manage these situations?
What has been your experience with forgiveness? What did you learn as a child about forgiveness from your family, church, friends?
If you are a parent what have your taught your children about how to do forgiveness?
Have you ever been in a relationship where the other person has to be right about everything and will never or rarely say they are sorry? What do you think about these kinds of relationships in terms of what causes this dynamic and how it should be handled?
Do you believe in a God that loves you unconditionally or do you believe in a God of judgment who will punish you for what you think are your sins? Where does this belief in a punishing God comes from?
Do you hope that God or fate punishes some people in your life or in the world for the bad things you think they have done? If yes, who are the people and what have they done that deserves punishment? Do you think they could ever be forgiven?
Who do you need to forgive for what? What will it take for you to do it?
What do you need to forgive yourself for? What will it take for you to do it?