"You have to be willing sometimes to listen to some remarkable bad opinions. Because if you say to someone, 'That's the silliest thing I've ever heard; get on out of here!'—then you'll never get anything out of that person again, and you might as well have a puppet on a string or a robot."
True. I can forgive, but that does not mean someone will continue to be part of my life (family or friends). Sometimes it's best to just move on, or to limit my contact with people who are hurtful, destructive or uncaring. I've learned to take care of myself and do what is best for me, not what someone else thinks is best. I live with my decisions, right or wrong, so I choose to make my own.