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      Anne E wrote Jul 20, 2010
    • What if you are the difficult person?!



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      Mztracy wrote Jul 20, 2010
    • I tend to stay away from people like this and constant complainers. I have enough of my own issues and do not need more!



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      Kyah wrote Jul 20, 2010
    • I have a couple of my way or the highway relatives and a couple acquaintances. Needless to say they wonder why they don’t hear from me. Life is hard enough, don’t need people who make it harder.

      Thanks for the link to More. I didn’t know such a magazine existed!



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      Rachel Gordon wrote Jul 21, 2010
    • Thanks,I enjoyed that article very much. Its been very important for me to learn how to deal with difficult people because I cannot afford to get too disturbed by anything or anyone for very long or it could easily lead me to relapse.  I get daily recovery emails from the Hazelden foundation and this is what I got today which you might find interesting:

      Reflection for the Day

      The slogan “Live and Let Live” can be extremely helpful when we are having trouble tolerating other peoples behavior. We know for certain that nobodys behavior, no matter how offensive, distasteful or vicious, is worth the price of a relapse. Our own recovery is primary, and while we must be unafraid of walking away from people or situations that cause us discomfort, we must also make a special effort to try to understand other people. Especially those who rub us the wrong way. Can I accept the fact, in my recovery, that it is more important to understand than to be understood?

      Today I Pray:

      When I run headlong into someones unpleasant behavior, may I first try my best to understand. Then, if my own sobriety seems threatened, may I have the courage to remove myself from the situation.

      Today I Will Remember:

      Live and let live.



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      MaryAnne Carrier-Harrison wrote Jul 21, 2010
    • Thank you!
      RG you have a great support group with great insight. estatic
      Today I will live and let live!



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      Max0125 wrote Jul 21, 2010
    • Great article!  

      I have worked with a few toxic coworkers in my life! The best thing to do is to not let them bother you,which is sometimes easier said than done.Just accept them for who they are. When you allow them to upset you, they are at some level allowing them to take your power away. Sometimes just asking yourself who is actually controling your emotions, you or the toxic person, helps put things into perspective. Oftentimes, people who are toxic orirritating do not have a clue. They may also be very insecure.

      One of my friends once gave me the following advice in dealing with irritating people: “Say a little prayer for them and then thank God you are not them!”



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jul 22, 2010
    • I wrote it b/c of one very difficult MIL!  In fact-I’m putting together a book on how to be a good MIL and using mine as an example of what NOT to do.  Plus, my mother had one that was even worse.



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