Empathy is an important characteristic to practice to maintain peace in every relationship. Shri Vethathiri Maharishi devised a 3+3 formula to practice empathy.
We should practice Tolerance, Adjustment and Sacrifice while we should avoid Commenting, commanding and Demanding.
You will see that if you practice this, people approach you in a much more harmonious manner. We should treat people the way we would like to be treated.