I've lived in a kind of shitty situation for quite a while now, and not only me, but my remaining family at that. We have to cope with uncomfortable conflicts from time to time, because the people around us tend to be assholes. When bad goes to worse, I feel horrible both physically and mentally.
But, about the topic! It's not that I forgive these people every time they cause harm to me or my family, oooooh no. I just don't suffocate myself with grudges and negativity towards them, because I can't sustain a hostile state of mind for too long and I have too many good things in my life, so I'll rather enjoy them instead.
If I should talk about real forgiveness, then I could bring up the person who, from my point of view, was responsible for my father's death. He never went to jail or anything, heck, I'm not even sure if he suffered any punishment at all. Now that I'm older I realize I don't wish for his death nor do I hold a grudge. I wouldn't say I've forgiven… maybe I've grown a bit numb, perhaps. But yeah. (oh wow, such a serious response!) Not too much forgiveness on my part, just the fact that I rather move on and make the best of the positive stuff.