How to Deal If There Are Toxic People in Your Family | Fox&Co. Mental Health
Author Article Dealing with toxic friends, co-workers, bosses or neighbors is something we feel decently well equipped to handle. But what about when those difficult people happen to be your parents? Or your siblings? Or anyone in your immediate family who isn't so easy to ignore or walk away from? These three steps can help establish healthier relationships with people you just can't cut out of your life, for better or for worse. RELATED: 30 FOOLPROOF WAYS TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE Figure out what they can and cannot give you No one makes you laugh like your dad, but when it comes to serious conversations, he never understands the choices you've made, and will never give you the validation you so desperately crave. And maybe that's OK."It's important to temper your expectations about what others can and want to do," says psychiatrist and author Dr. Abigail Brenner, "Accept that they are unable to change, at least at that point in time." In other words, stop thinking of your