Real Friends Take Responsibility for Their Actions
Christians are often told to love and forgive. But what does that look like when someone continually takes advantage of your empathy and forgiveness? How can a relationship continue with someone who puts on a show of changed behavior for a time and then goes back to taking advantage of you? Is that really a healthy and loving cycle in a relationship?
You should never keep someone close to you who has the habit of not taking responsibility for his/her actions or behavior. You should be able to have conversations with those close to you about how you’ve been hurt by their actions without that other person shifting blame or denying any responsibility.