ones: the family we meet and make in addition to or as opposed to, in some cases, our blood family. The relationship dynamics are usually better (you chose each other, after all) and the effort, in most cases, is purer. Yet, the possibility for the same issues to occur as in blood family are just that, the same. It seems part of our learning process and dynamic to lay to rest conflict within the blood family. To do so with as much care as we use with our chosen family is more of a challenge, most times. Through understanding, through the proverbial 'walk in someone else's shoes', through forgiving, we can give ourselves and others the opportunity to see and put aside conflict. The responsibility lies with each of us to take the opportunity but we 'do good' when we understand, a first step to releasing, each other's conflict.