Forgiving someone is never an easy task, especially when the person has not expressed their desire for forgiveness.You have harbored this hate for days, weeks, months or even years and still the one who has hurt you has not acknowledged the pain they have caused. One thing you should understand is that forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for you. The ability to forgive someone who has hurt you, whether a big or small hurt, shows the strength you have within yourself. When you forgive someone (even when they haven't asked for forgiveness) you are allowing yourself to let go of the pain and the hurt and to grow from the experience. That person may never ask for forgiveness, but you have released the poison from your heart and know that you are at ease with yourself. It won't be an easy task, but you will feel so much more free when you are able to let go.