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"Self-forgiveness is always critical to helping someone move past whatever secret that is," von Reiche said. She sometimes gives clients take-home exercises -- write down 15 reasons that you forgive yourself, for example.
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Why do we have gerund right here?
"Under fire at home and abroad for acting openly as a salesman for the UK’s weapons industry, Cameron resorted to demonizing Iran in his desperate bid to sell as many as 100 Typhoon fighter jets worth £6billion to Persian Gulf countries of UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman."
More: PressTV - British PM resorts to Iranophobia to sell weapons
Can we say that to in the underlined part a preposition?