Whenever I read Frank Kwagmore's (though it's mistakenly attributed to six different people belonging to different eras) famous line: It's easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend, I begin to think deeply. Why it's difficult to forgive a friend or someone close to you than to forgive a foe. There are no emotions, strings and expectations attached to your enemy. You forgive him because you were prepared to get a raw deal from him. His wrongdoings are never bolts from the blue. But nothing untoward was expected of your friend. Anything unexpected therefore, hurts the most.