Dealing with Arrogant, Belligerent, Bigoted Relatives
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23-05-2015, 03:21 PM
RE: Dealing with Arrogant, Belligerent, Bigoted Relatives
Frankly, he sounds like a total asshole. Distance is your friend because he will only get worse.

Make yourself as scarce around the house as possible.

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23-05-2015, 04:49 PM
RE: Dealing with Arrogant, Belligerent, Bigoted Relatives
Nurse -you did the right thing. Grandpa now knows that his tirades are unacceptable in your company. And if he wants to continue being close to you then he has to change his behavior, whether he likes it or not.

Old dogs can learn new tricks if they want to. Sadly many don't want to.

I think many times in families we give the old folks too much leeway. They are still part of a family group. They are still responsible for their words and actions. Bad behavior is bad behavior no matter the age. Granted it's different if they are declining mentally, but just letting them off because they are your elder-- no. Each of us decides how we treat others. Age has nothing to do with it.


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23-05-2015, 04:50 PM
RE: Dealing with Arrogant, Belligerent, Bigoted Relatives
Ummm. If nothing in the above post made sense, please ignore it. It's a holiday weekend and I've already had 3 drinks before dinner. Cool


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24-05-2015, 06:52 AM
RE: Dealing with Arrogant, Belligerent, Bigoted Relatives
I think its impossible to deal with anyone who leans to hard one way or the other.

I have some family members that annoy me with right wing, racism, homophobic, churchy bullshit. And I have friends that annoy with their 'fuck the police', white man is evil, liberal hand holding rhetoric.
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