How can I truly forgive?

How can I know whether in my heart I have truly forgiven someone as we are supposed to forgive, with our hearts, and not just tell myself intellectually “I forgive them,” especially when I want to separate myself from these people.
Can I forgive someone yet still not want to be friends with these people ever again because of their actions? Then also, if I do not want to associate with them because I don’t think they are honest people, is this not judging them?
I am in a quandary over this. Please advise.
Thank you.

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