There may be some people in your life for whom you feel such love that you are already at stage four: openhearted and ready to forgive. Many of you, for instance, already feel forgiving toward your children. Forgiving them does not mean that you approve of all that they do, but rather that you can acknowledge they have hurt you without making them your enemy. You have a reservoir of love to draw upon that allows you to forgive them. Once you forgive your children, you can let the insults go and work with them to resolve the problems.
— Dr. Fred Luskin, Forgive for Love, p. 75