Coping Mechanisms for Dealing With Negative Relatives – by Dr. Janet Taylor.

“I walk on eggshells around my sister-in-law. She’s extremely competitive, holds grudges, and always remembers situations differently from what happened – in a negative way.” . What you’re failing to recognize is that you do not have to take responsibility for your sister-in-law’s feelings, but you do have to take charge of your own. Release the burden of maintaining goodwill and quit engaging in games with her rules. First, think Teflon. Let her comments roll off you when you get heated up. Next, when she makes a statement that you take exception to, try this: “Wow, that’s not how I remember

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