Proverbs 12 suggests it's foolish to react when someone annoys us. One poor reaction invites another. Pretty quickly you've got an escalating argument. By contrast, the prudent or wise person overlooks an insult. Or they may look beneath the insult and wonder what need this reveals in the person who said it and how they might minister to that need. In blended families, when emotions are running high, this kind of wisdom goes a long way toward bridging gaps and healing hearts.