When someone has a problem with us, it usually means they have more than one issue they’re not telling us about. Issues run deep.
Relationships we have with others are based on a shared history. Where issues run deeper, grievances that are locked in the past is where those issues will stay. It doesn’t matter how much time passes, history will start to rewrite itself, new narratives will be constructed through miscommunications.
Where relationships become strained, superficial and in some cases non-existent, stories will be built up to protect those family members. It’s the story they see and will defend, but not usually in the way the story happened and not in the way others will see or recognise it.
Stories will continue to be built away from any dialogue, in some cases with families being left broken and torn apart.