And, even when the other person says or does something against him, he must search for the good, or accept that the other harbored no evil intentions against him.
—Kitzur Likutey Moharan, Lesson 33
We all have the occasional rocky relationship. But if we seem to be constantly dogged by difficult people, it may be time to turn inwards.
Relationships can be our most faithful teachers and can reveal to us our authentic self. They do this by being our mirrors—in the reflection of contentious relationships we are able to see our own inner conflicts.
Warning: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear.
On the most basic level, when we look into the face of our friends and colleagues, we see ourselves.