Why is it so hard to forgive a friend than an enemy?

United States
November 18, 2009 2:53am CST
Why is it that you can forgive your enemy for the hurt they caused you, but you can not forgive your friend for the same? I think it is because when the person is already an enemy, you expect them to hurt you anytime or all the time. That's what enemies are for. But when a friend whom you trusted and loved, does the same, it cuts deeper and it takes time to understand why it happened. I have seen best friends becoming hard enemies and trying to rip off the other. How can such love/friendship turn to such hatred? Isn't it always better to forgive than to fight? What do you think?