107. Today we recognize that being able to forgive others implies the liberating experience of understanding and forgiving ourselves. Often our mistakes, or criticism we have received from loved ones, can lead to a loss of self-esteem. We become distant from others, avoiding affection and fearful in our interpersonal relationships. Blaming others becomes falsely reassuring. We need to learn to pray over our past history, to accept ourselves, to learn how to live with our limitations, and even to forgive ourselves, in order to have this same attitude towards others.
In some circles, self-esteem is criticized and misunderstood as self-indulgent. In my experience, self-indulgent people have the lowest self-esteem. Bullies and narcissists act as they do, placing themselves at the center of the known universe mainly because they suffer a great interior anguish. People who have forgiven themselves are more likely to exhibit great courage and personal sacrifice in the love of others. They are also practiced in the art of forgiveness, as Pope Francis suggests here.
For your reference, remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here.