Forbearance is the ability to excuse or forgive the faults or mistakes of others. This word is used frequently within Catholic theology where it is defined as a form of forgiveness that the believer obtains in relation to his sins through the intervention of the church.

It is important to note that unlike what happens with penance and reconciliation, indulgence does not lead to the forgiveness of sins, but only offers temporary exemption from the fault committed. In this case the indulgence can only be given by the Pope, the cardinals and the bishops. Although indulgence is not part of the seven sacraments of the church, it represents a primary aspect of Christian principles.

Indulgence is considered a virtue that is associated with other values ​​such as clemency, generosity and tolerance, which allow people to foster capacities that help them accept and forgive the actions of other individuals. An indulgent person, is sympathetic to the weaknesses of others, considering it more flexible compared to that authoritarian person who does not forgive others’ cans.

Forbearance is a way of showing love through forgiveness. From the perspective of emotional intelligence, the really important thing is to learn to be indulgent at the right time and not be it for convenience. For example in the case of parents who are constantly indulgent with the wrongdoings of their children, avoiding punishing them. Faced with this situation, a serious error of authority is being committed. The same happens when personal offenses are overlooked by friends or partners, which could lead to low self-esteem problems.

On the other hand, it is convenient to be indulgent with the elderly, since due to their condition and their own ailments of age, they are more limited, in this case the indulgence is based on knowing how to have enough patience, to understand that Older people have a way of doing their things and therefore you must learn to adapt to the rhythm of them.