It is easy to talk about caring for yourself and forgiving the person(s) that hurt you.
It is much less easy to implement this intention into reality.
Because how am I supposed to know how to care for myself and love myself, if I never really or sufficiently experienced to be cared for and to be loved?
And even more difficult: how on earth could I forgive people who abandoned and emotionally neglected me while they were supposed to take care of me and love me – like for example my parents?
This looks like a task almost impossible to solve – the only approach would be to take the steps one by one, one after the other:
Learn how to care for yourself, protect yourself – after you gone through enough pain and hurt – learn about your inner qualities and learn to appreciate them – establish a more healthy and solid ground for yourself – learn to take care of your own needs, develop self-respect, self-forgiveness…
Much to do and long way to go before we could even envisage to forgive anybody else, isn’t it?