My husband and I are were just discussing dealing with negative people and as we talked we came upon a question that neither of us could answer. As simple as this may sound we actually were wondering if by removing ourselves from negative people, situations, and their influences can we spiritually advance ourselves? Or...is it our mission to meet these people and/or situations head on and deal with it as we see fit? In my husband's case, he was comtemplating visiting his grandmother tomorrow. When he called to give her notice that he would be arriving at her house tomorrow, she gave him the cold shoulder. He sees this as reason NOT to go visiting with her and his ailing 93 yr old grandfather. He stated that the problem wasn't how she is living her life or how he feels he is living his life but the problem is how she views how he is living his life? So back to the original question. In order to spiritually advance, in this type situation, should you avoid the situation altogether, or should you deal with it? I explained to my husband that I didn't want to keep being reincarnated dealing with the same problems over and over. I want to get past those problems so that I can glean the real reasons why I am here once again.