If one of your parents were negative all the time or bitter, how would you deal with this situation?
It is a known fact that negativity breeds negativity and we should avoid being around people who have this type of personality, but what if it is one of your parents? Would you avoid seeing them completely or would you take them in small doses?
I have had this issue for most of my life. My parents divorced when I was 10, and ever since then it's been a bit touchy. For years, all my dad could talk about was how horrible my mom is, so I finally completely cut off contact for a few years. Unfortunately, not long after getting back into contact with him, he turned that venom on me. Needless to say, an indefinite non-contact policy is in effect now.
My mom, on the other hand, isn't malevolent with her negativity, she's just patently aware of her age and is bitterly disappointed with where her life has gone. With her it's small doses, no more than an hour or two at a time usually, but I still see her fairly frequently.
I did both. At first I walked away and then a wise man encouraged me to make amends...so now I take it in small doses. The good news is the doses are so small that the negativity rarely rears its ugly head, but when it does, I pretend dinner is ready=)
I would be straight up with him/her. I would limit my time with that parent and tell him/her why. Your parent chooses to be negative.
by Victoria Lynn5 years ago
What is the best way to deal with constant negativity?Whether at home, in relationships, at work?
by Neha Sardana18 months ago
How to deal with negativity?Negativity is one of the most common thing found in todays generation due to which they can develop their abilities and themselves properly. What you all think what are basic reasons behind...
by Melinda Longoria, MSM3 years ago
Have you ever had to deal with negativity from people about your love for writing?I have loved writing more than anything since the third grade. However, writing can be somewhat time consuming. Other people watch...
by alexandriaruthk4 years ago
How do you deal with people who are very negative?Do you try to just ignore them or weave them into your smiling world?
by Theresa Collins12 months ago
Why do some families of the mentally ill turn their backs on them?I have seen many people who are truly, seriously, mentally ill with diagnosis such as Schizophrenia have no one, absolutely no one. Their families have...
by maheshpatwal4 years ago
How to get rid of negative thoughts.?Is there any way we can completely and permanently flush out the negativity from our lives?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.