A surprise encounter with someone from your past could stir up a lot of difficult emotions today. You’ve got to organize these emotions if you want to get past them. Put things in perspective. Don’t let your feelings get the better of you. Remember that they’re just feelings. Even the bad ones like jealousy, regret, or anger are natural. You can’t fight them. Make a list of each negative feeling as it comes over you, and before you know it, you won’t be feeling them anymore.