Or else they’ll get infected. And I’m not just talking about flesh and blood. Emotional, economic, relational, publicity, etc. All wounds, if left unattended for too long, get deeper and more complicated. Scar tissue starts to build around the wound and make it permanent. Attending to the injury right away may be the only way to prevent or tame scarring. Give the wound all the attention it needs as soon as you can – or risk living with it forever.
Do not be so hasty to blame the other person. Nine out of ten times, the fault lies in mutual misunderstanding. Always blame miscommunication first. Point fingers only after both sides agree on the facts. By then, the guilty party (if any) will know enough to point the finger at him or herself. Dispute solved.