This is what your parents don't teach you growing up: that everything is a learning experience, even for them. That things change. That sometimes a decision is a wrong one. That there's no handbook or manual for life, and that there's no right or wrong way to live your life. And that thing we call 'living life' is just making it up as you go.
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Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
Sometimes if you want your partner/friend/family member to treat you with kindness, then being kind to your partner/friend/family member first will invite kindness in return. See if it works. It might take a few acts of kindness before your partner/friend/family member softens and things change, but making the decision to be kind can actually change the direction of your relationship(s).