Difficult people are everywhere, whether we like it or not. In life we will have to interact with people who can be challenging from time to time.
Moving on is definitely not a walk in the park especially if they are family members.
I’ve considered a few ways to walk away from difficult people with my integrity in tact.
I am certainly not saying I have this all together, by no means do I count myself an expert in all this. But, experience has a way of teaching you how to live, laugh and learn.
Here are a few of my thoughts:
1. Stay true to yourself. Be clear when you speak. Know when the conversation switches from having a resolution to winning an argument.
If it gets to this point… leave the conversation.
2. If Jane doesn’t see she has a problem, then no amount of talking will help her. Accept her just as she is and don’t try to fix her.
3. Some topics should be avoided at all cost. Experience is the best teacher. If certain topics leave me feeling worse and stressed out – I would choose to avoid the topic at hand.
4. Keeping close to those who inspire and motivate you isn’t a bad idea….it’s a great idea.
In all my undertakings I love hearing what God has to say...
Romans 12: 14-18 says,
“Wish only good for those who treat you badly. Ask God to bless them, not curse them.
When others are happy, you should be happy with them. When others are sad, you should be sad too.
Live together in peace with each other.
Don’t be proud, but be willing to be friends with people who are not important to others.
Don’t think yourself smarter than everyone else.
If someone does you wrong, don’t try to pay them back by hurting them.
Try to do what everyone thinks is right.
Do the best you can to live in peace with everyone.”