It might seem counterintuitive but an adversary could be one of the strongest candidates for a future friend. Why is that? Because in conflict we show our hot button issues and vulnerabilities. This reveals a lot about ourselves which creates a type of intimacy.
So if you are in conflict with someone but able to handle yourself with integrity, a type of respect and understand forms that can be fertile ground for friendship later when circumstances change. So if you find yourself in opposition to someone, recognize the unseen opportunity in play. Our enemy today has the potential be our friend tomorrow.