How to Forgive and Forget
Spirit of Forgiveness
You are not a hypocrite when you act in a spirit of forgiveness.
Here's the tricky part: Sometimes you are going to have to be the one to ask for forgiveness in order to forgive. Your tendency is to say, "Why should I apologize when I didn't do anything wrong?"
Look at this way; the incident was wrongly perceived and it caused pain. Forgiveness is bi-directional.