A lot of times, a rift between two parties is due to misunderstanding. A preventable cause I guess. It is sad when two parties begin to squabble. Accusations fly like there's no tomorrow. Paranoia rules the heart and the soul. Bad blood is definitely... bad.
Whenever two party quarrels, it's always those in between who feel the heat. Because those two parties are in their own worlds trying to outdo each other. It is the bystanders and those at the periphery who are caught between a rock and a hard place. No kidding.