turn the page
to stop thinking about or dealing with something When a patient dies, a doctor just has to turn the page and concentrate on the next patient.
This meaning of that phrase is so true for me.
We've had a "situation" in my husband's family for a few years now that could not be avoided.
Nothing to do with us, but everything to do with us.
Without a lot of detail, we hadn't seen my brother-in-law in 3 1/2 years. At first there was no explanation for his disappearance... and then 6 months into his absence there was a lot of information, none good.
We eventually told our children the absolute minimum and went on with life.
But, this guy was missed, he was a big part of our family. No one spoke about it at big family gatherings, but our immediate family discussed it plenty. My husband and I wondered if his sister was separated, divorcing, etc. We really didn't know.
Eventually we gave up trying to figure it out. The obvious thing to do would be to just ask her...
But my husband's family doesn't talk about things like that... at all.
Anyway, good news.
He is back in the fold.
She has forgiven him and they have worked it out.
We are happy for them.
We forgive him and support him...
And now we can turn the page.