Mending Broken Relationships
Some friendships aren't meant to last and some just are. The latter are the ones that endure hardships together, make it through disagreements, and above all, mend the bridge once trust has been broken. Whenever you experience any form of betrayal, it is hard at that time to imagine that the hurt wasn't intentional. It's hard to render compassion to someone who knows you so well but would still do something that would cause you pain. After all, shouldn't they know you better than anyone? Well sometimes when this happens friendships fall apart. One party starts distancing themselves from the other and before long, neither has spoken to one another in years. How does this happen?
It's hard to forgive and even harder to open back up to the person who not only injured you emotionally but broke your confidence in them. And that's understandable but not impossible to overcome. When you find yourself holding on to one bad decision that another person has made, take a step back and look at the overall picture. If the good out ways the bad then maybe you should consider for a moment the possibility of reconciliation. But regardless of whether or not you want that particular person back in your life, you still need to forgive. That not only frees them, but you.