New to the path, new to the site. I'm learning a lot through some good books a friend gave me and through reading some of these articles and discussions. There are some concepts that are more difficult for me but since I'm just beginning this is no surprise. Lately I've been struggling with "right speech" Especially dealing with someone that I truly cannot stand. I realize that I need to open my heart more to begin to understand that she suffers like everyone else but trying to be compassionate to her is for now escaping me. In fact trying to be nice at all in her direction is difficult. So for now I have decided to refrain from speaking to or about her. but I can't avoid it forever. After that I'm at a loss. Any advice?