In the legal field there is such a thing as a statute of limitations. I think this applies to just about everything except murder. After a certain length of time, a person can no longer be legally prosecuted.
I was thinking it would be great if the same applied to people, that is, for people who are psychologically punishing themselves. Sometimes people do this not just for months, but for years and decades.
If the law eventually quits chasing a person, and they can no longer be prosecuted, why don't we give ourselves the same break? This would be a psychological statute of limitations. After a certain length of time, it would be healthy for people to quit punishing themselves and to let go. If society does this for us, can't we do it for ourselves?