You know the saying “forgive and forget”? Turns out there’s science to the wisdom. In a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science, participants read a series of scenarios involving various wrongdoings—from infidelity to theft and slander—and decided which ones they’d forgive and which ones they wouldn’t. After two weeks, they were more likely to forget the transgressions they forgave than the ones they hadn’t. If you really want to get over something being wronged in the past, try letting go of vengeance and anger and embracing forgiveness instead.