How to Deal with a Drama Queen or King
Drama King or Queen...
Regardless of whether we invite drama into our lives or not, it's bound to make an appearance. Nobody truly likes drama, but some people are prone to it. It's similar to the common cold, it enters your life when you least expect it and exits when it's darn good and ready.
Dramatics have no sexual preference, which is why we have Drama Queens and Kings. Queens and Kings come in assorted shapes and sizes. There is no age or skin color discrepancy. Drama effects us all.
We all have our own baggage and loads to carry. Nobody is immune to drama. Whether it's our own or someone else's, it's a part of life.
It's how we handle dramatic situations that count. We can allow the drama to stress us out or we can just try our best to ignore it. Chances are, most of the time we just can't ignore those uneventful moments, so we basically stress out.
Over time we get accustomed to who or what brings the unnecessary drama into our lives and we try to avoid it. That's not always easy. So, in a nutshell we need to teach ourselves on how to deal with drama and it's pitfalls.
Save the Drama for Yo' Mama
My regime in dealing with drama is basic and simple:
1. Listen to the drama (to a point)
2. Offer assistance (to a point)
3. Deal with the stress (to a point)
4. Cry less (if needed, to a point)
5. Laugh often (it greatly reduces stress)
6. Heal (it benefits your sanity)
7. Repeat the process (drama always returns)
A drama queen in the making...
A dramatic scenario...
Here is a typical situation of a queen or king who create their drama naturally.
Before (the eye before the storm)
Should I? Shouldn't I? I need advice! Hmmm, did you say something? Yes, I heard you, what did you say? Ok, so like I was saying.....
During (the storm)
Why does this always happen to me!? My life is like a bad movie! It feels like my life is falling apart! I'm so unhappy. I'm tired. WHY WON'T ANYONE LISTEN TO ME? Hellooooooo I'm speaking to you! Oh, you heard me...really? Ok, so what about me?
After (the aftermath)
Why doesn't anyone listen to me?! UGH! I really need to be heard! No one ever really hears me! I wonder why? Could I be doing something wrong?! (YA THINK)
Are you a Drama King or Queen?
© 2011 Linda Bilyeu