I also think what comes around goes around, be the better man and good things will come to you.
I often run into something similar but the guy is my hunting partner of 15 years, LOL he has never elk hunted with anyone else so he
often wants to be where I am even if we go in different directions, all of a sudden I will get to an area and sob if he hasn't diverted his direction seemingly to get in front of me, it really bothers me! so lately I have adjusted to where it can't happen.
I have no problem going in an opposite direction, I have done well doing so even if it wasn't my initial plan and I am happier.