3 Ways to Deal with the People Who Drive You Nuts
Rev. Ed Bacon, author of the new book 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind
, offers tips to deal with your toughest relationships.
Start With Stillness
Before engaging with a difficult person, spend a few minutes trying to adopt a more receptive frame of mind. Go for a stroll, meditate, or breathe deeply to center yourself—you'll be less likely to blow up. If tempers do flare once you start talking, take a short break to regain perspective before approaching your nemesis again.