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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

Conflict · Coping skills & self-soothing · Uncategorized

Difficult roommate: how to solve conflict without killing someone

It would be nice if we had a magic wand that calmed people down and solved conflict with a flurry of the stick, but things aren’t so easy.  Consider the following situation. You ask your new roommate to remove her belongings from your shelf in the bathroom.  You don't mean anything bad by it.  She’s… Continue reading Difficult roommate: how to solve conflict without killing someone