Updated: Jun 28
How to effectively communicate with someone who is getting on your last nerve?
If you and your family are in self-isolation, you may find someone may get a bit grumpy. The best tip I can give is to be sure to keep the line of communication going. Don't assume anything, and choose your words carefully. Adversarial words or phrases like "You" as in "You get" make things worst. Instead, use phrases like "It makes me feel like (blank) when this (event/action) happens, so I'm going to take some time alone for a minute." Then take a moment to gather your thoughts. This way, your verbiage is not accusatory, You are just sharing a feeling, communicating you need a moment to process those feelings. Try not to talk when you are emotional; your thinking may be clouded. DO NOT POST YOUR FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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