Until Chef pointed out the danger and threats inherent in the actions of the Flying Monkeys I didn't fully appreciate the violent intentions lurking beneath their deeds and stories. I do now.
My experiences over the last several years has shown me how often my ego and pride need to be satiated before I will forgive someone I have decided has failed me. Even then I'm not sure I am forgiving as much as waiting to be right again.
I recognize that Beatrix was addressing her discomfort by not wearing the wedding rings. She was responding to her distress as she experienced it even when she couldn’t name it. I get that.