In the recent thread on the Duggers, forgiveness for infidelity is/was discussed. Betrayal of any sort is possibly the hardest to get over. There is a part of the topic on forgiveness that perhaps may have been left untouched that the BB may desire to explore. It seems there is a great difference in the ability to forgive and move forward to restitution depending on the gender of a person. In following that referenced thread, I noticed the difference in responses was somewhat gender oriented. The male tends to "pigeon hole" events into blocks that can be stacked, discarded, and perhaps even forgotten. Therefore, the typical male will be able to actually forgive, and place the event into a scenario that the relationships and persons can be resolved. the female tends to build interconnected links. The events of living are intertwined and there is no recycle, rubbish, or trash bins allowed; therefore, the typical female is often almost incapable of discarding, or even forgiving in the sense of the relationships and persons being resolved. They may say they have, may seem to have, but deep down they know they haven't, and the next incident will again cause the initial betrayal to rise to the surface. Generally speaking, the more severe the betrayal the less likely the female will be inclined to have an unhindered relationship with the betrayer - ever in the future. There is one other issue to mention. There is a phenomena in which some are born with a highly sensitive fragility. The condition can lead (if not self controlled) to some most disastrous outcomes. Those folks just do not and most often cannot leave the sting of betrayal behind. How to deal with betrayal and what to expect out of those partners who have experienced betrayal is not just a Scriptural matter, but on occasion may also need medical assistance. What are your thoughts?