Forgiveness is for you, not for the other person. You can forgive someone and still be strongly affected by their way of being. Forgiveness does not mean full acceptance of that person’s behavior nor does it mean that you have to actively engage with them. Sometimes it’s best to forgive and to love them from a distance.
Our parents, our children, our spouses, and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time.
-Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life