Dating difficult people

Also, know how you want to make them feel (validated).

Finally, you must be flexible (just like you want them to be, too).

Most of the time, there is a much bigger life lesson to be learned aside from the situation where someone is being difficult.

It could be showing you how you relate to people in general, how you’re creating conflict, or what the conflict triggers in you.

Even a negative bond might do the trick, but be careful not to create a habit of negative bonding. Big responses and long email replies can escalate a difficult situation.

Don’t call out the person’s behavior with a grand reply but instead calmly listen with care.

Whether it’s your co-worker, your neighbor or your child, sometimes people can be overwhelmingly difficult.

Validating and listening to them to make them feel significant is the fastest way to move forward.By the time of this interview, she had already given up and moved on, finally discovering her future husband while visiting old friends at her alma mater. Ryan (RD): What year did you sign up with an online dating website and how long did you keep your account? I don’t know, maybe some girls might think of that as a compliment but personally, I would have preferred a simple message like, “Hey, would you like to talk?Anonymous Woman (AW): I can’t remember the exact year I signed up… I saw that some of your interests were the same as mine,” or something along those lines.Even if you know what to do, in a heated moment you must know what you are up against.You must think strategically if you want to get ahead and make the best out of your particular situation.

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