We all encounter difficult people, those people who don’t budge, those people who focus to highly on what’s wrong, and so on; sometimes they are the people that inhabit our daily lives like a family member or work colleague and other times they are the strangers we meet through daily tasks like taking the train or shopping in a supermarket. Sometimes we are able to constructively address the issue and get to the root of the problem without causing further turmoil. But we can’t always change these people, either because we are not in the position to or we don’t have the resources or the time. That might be one of the most infuriating parts of the interaction, the fact that there’s nothing we can do about it. What we can control and can do relates to ourselves. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to not let it get to us. I know these people can reach deep into our frustrated and angry sides but don’t give them the satisfaction or your energy. Try to solve the problem in a calm and constructive manner, but accept the relationship for what it is if you can’t. Just ignore them and don’t waste time on them. Don’t let them ruin our mood or put a damper on your day. They are just not worth it. But your mood and your day is, so don’t let anybody take anything away from you.