It’ Turkey Time! What do you know about Passive-Aggressive behavior
If the thought of family members making remarks that the on the surface seems harmless but are sugarcoated with hostility and are meant to hurt, then this post is for you.
It can be overwhelming sitting next to a relative you may have been avoiding the rest of the year.
And drinking more than one bottle of wine doesn't set the stage for a love fest of sharing personal feelings and opinions.
“ So, how ’s your little online business going, ready for a real job yet?
Passive-aggressive behavior is called “crazy-making” for a reason.
The problem is if you complain about it, the wrongdoer often acts as if you’re the one with the problem, and they’re just an innocent victim.
“It’s a JOKE”!
👉 Here’s the thing
Families bring unique forms of baggage.
And if you're confined to limited space for an extended period, that's when grown sibling can start to behave as if they’re eight-years-old.
The best way to respond to someone who's using a passive-aggressive style is to
• Think before you speak
• Stay calm
• Help them realize their own hidden agenda.
When someone makes a critical remark disguised as an innocent question, such as, “Do you like your son’s hair like that?”
The best response is to ask calmly, “What do you mean”?
That simple question holds up a mirror and shows them their agenda.
Even though there are lots of ways family gatherings can go wrong, most of the time people can forget these unpleasant interactions quickly.
🧘♀️ Here's a little Thanksgiving mantra
"My family is MY family the only one I have, and it may not be perfect, but I can get through this.
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