Words to Live by as I have Learned long ago you CANNOT change another person; it is enough of a struggle to authentically change yourself yet alone trying to change someone else. Focus on being you - that is challenge enough.
I wish that everyone considered this. It is perception that drives our own reality and so often people assume to know more than they do. The only way to know what someone feels, thinks or means is to ask. There are at least two sides to every story.