Forgive, we're told. Unconditional love . . . we must give, we're told. Just as an untreated sore gets bigger and deeper, not all problems resolve themselves and like an untreated wound they can fester, grow and cause other damage.
Waiting for resolution often moves people farther apart and harms those on the sidelines who have no say, no control and no input.
Experiencing verbal, emotional and physical abuse sometimes cannot be healed by the passing of time alone.
It's not just your life that's been in the middle of this situation. It's grown beyond into directly affecting those who played no part, had no responsibility and yet suffer the consequences of behaviors and actions of others.