When feeling at odds with someone, do your best to see situations from 41000′. Remove yourself—including your emotions— step back, and ask “what does this person want?” If you don’t know what they want, ask them. Be curious and try to understand the emotion behind their words. Chances are you’ll discover that what feels personal, doesn’t have much to do with you at all.
E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge
More times than not, people just want to be heard.
Things that seem like mountains on the ground, are specs of manageable at 41000′.
aka The Glamorous Wife.