I am convinced more and more each day that every difficult person that comes in my life is placed in my life for a deeper more profound reason and that I shouldn't fear this or even ignore this challenge instead embrace it welcome it into my space unconditionally and with compassion but being mindful too that I can embrace it by simply giving it attention even if I do not engage in battle or argument, just accepting the presence, without resistance, without judgement.
A wise man once said "If you honor your obstacle it will grant you passage". I couldn't agree more. After all is said and done ... in the end, my efforts have always led me to a place of forgiveness.
And someone told me this too -- "We are never given more than we can handle that's why we don't have a million difficult people to deal with at any given time. Often just one or two that's it." -- It's hard to complain , really when I see things in this light. In fact I only have a deep sense of gratitude for this experience, it has strengthened me, grounded me and brought me back to myself so much that I am almost anticipating the next challenge now. That's really how it should go I think... To see these tests as spiritual lessons. Challenges are there to shape our souls.
The more we face our fears, the more we know our strengths.