Pride is that false sense of being better, in a general and superior way, than others. Pride in the case of forgiving may take at least two forms. In the first, a person exercising pride might conclude that the other must, without exception, apologize before the process of forgiving begins. In other words, the pride dictates that the other must pay a price first.
Of course, we are not talking here about certain religions that ask the adherents of that faith first to receive an apology prior to forgiving. A religious ritual and pride are not the same.
A second example of pride getting in the way of forgiving is that sense that “I am invulnerable; no one can deeply hurt me.” Such an attitude might prevent a person from humbly acknowledging that he or she truly has been hurt by another. When hurt is not acknowledged, then the person might conclude that there is nothing to forgive.