Conflict · Uncategorized

A family member is badgering you: what do you do?

Problem: your aunt breaths fire at you whenever you see her.  She's belittling, insulting, hurtful, and all other synonyms for "offensive" you can come up with, and her nastiness burns you.  What do you do?  Is this worth a big fight, an exchange of words, a gentle palaver, or should you just leave it alone? … Continue reading A family member is badgering you: what do you do?

Aggression · Conflict · Coping skills & self-soothing · Uncategorized

How to deal with difficult people

It takes guts to deal with toxic relationships.  The difficult person might be a peer at school, colleague, parent, sibling, or neighbor, and they can do damage.  This post is about dealing with problem situations in assertive ways. Being assertive means standing up for your rights in a direct, honest way.  It's about solving a… Continue reading How to deal with difficult people