We are familiar with that wonderful notion through our religious backgrounds and family ties. How often though during points of conflict or problems do you take the time to ask--ask for guidance, understanding or clarification.
Recently I made a point of asking and I received. I received the affirmation that someone I trusted really did earn my trust with regard to that person's level of care, focus and prioritization. I also received direction with respect to my work, communication and efforts, and finally I received a greater sense of team.
We can conjecture about intent and effort, but until we ask, we won't understand another individual's effort, decision and direction. Hence ask, receive and act with greater understanding.