A gentle response goes a long way. Apologize quickly, and forgive quickly. Do not hold over someone something they cannot now change. You needn’t stay in an abusive situation. But, too, understand that all humans err. All humans make mistakes. Forgive those who cannot forgive themselves. Be the “gentle, gentle” in their lives. Be an example of My Love, My Forgiveness, My Tenderness. But also do not put up with behaviors they must change. You cannot know the damage that comes from allowing others to behave in destructive ways. Sometimes you need to let them go so they can learn. Sometimes you need to put a stop to insane behavior. Be still, and allow Me to help you to know how to respond.