Sometimes you think you’re helping someone, but you’re actually just enabling them. In this case it’s better to leave them to discover their own strength – strength you can see but they can’t (or won’t).
One day she’ll see that I did it because I love her ~ like only a daughter can.
If I stood by her not only would I be enduring her abuse, but I would be standing in the way of her seeing her own capability. Any strength she finds next to me she just thinks is mine ~ and in that way I am doing her a disservice.
She may forever hate me for abandoning her ~ even if she never admits it ~ but maybe one day she’ll understand that by leaving I’m actually telling her I love her and believe in her ability to heal herself.
Even if she never forgives me, I forgive me. I also forgive her. I may have to do it over and over again each day ~ but I choose to forgive.