I have a situation and hubby and I have been discussing it. I say you can forgive someone and really mean it…yet not have anything more to do with that person. He says if you truely forgive them…then you should still be around them.
My Daughters MIL has caused many problems for our family. She lies, backstabs and is just downright ugly if you do not agree with her. She got falling down drunk at the wedding and was very rude and vulgar at the reception. She denied both…yet when faced with the video tape…she apologized to us for the embarassment and I forgave her and tried to have a relationship with her. Well she is back to causing problems and lying and saying things that are totally untrue behind our backs. I can forgive her…but do I still have to have her in my life…or can I forgive her and then forget she exists? I will be cordial at any family events…but do we have to do family vacations and when they are in town go out to dinner with her?
I can not trust her any longer and quite frankly do not want to associate with people who behave as she does. What do I do?