Question:

Is it okay to do teshuva gradually? It feels too scary and shameful to face some of the things I’ve done in the past. Is it okay to tell Hashem I’m sorry and ask for forgiveness even without fully confessing, at least for now? I am acting better now but I don’t feel strong enough to confess yet.

Answer:

It isn’t clear what you mean by gradually because I don’t know what you are referring to, however in general, the answer is yes, most of the time we can not jump and make ourselves totally better all at once. We can however confess, and asl for forgiveness for going on the wrong path, because now we are on the right path and going in the right direction. besdies, the aspects that you did do teshuva for are already completed, even if you will mistakenly fall again, it doesn’t mean that you are not sencere in your teshuva now.

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