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How do you get along with people you live with? Or do you?

Postby thegentlepath » Thu May 21, 2020 5:06 pm

Hi, I’m just brainstorming here. Feel free to chime in or not. I’ve found limiting the time I spend with others helpful. I also try to focus on our commonalities rather than our differences. I use anger & irritability management skills when I feel anger & irritability. Meditation. Practicing self-care in general. Going gray rock. Lowering expectations. Distress tolerance. Acceptance.

How about you?
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Re: How do you get along with people you live with? Or do you?

Postby thegentlepath » Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 pm

Having firm but flexible boundaries & practicing assertiveness has also been helpful to me.
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Re: How do you get along with people you live with? Or do you?

Postby thegentlepath » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:13 pm

You’ve got to know who you’re dealing with, starting with you. Know thyself. What are your perceived strengths & weaknesses? Then take into consideration the Other, what are their strengths & weaknesses?

Actions speak louder than words. Anybody can say any damn thing (& they usually do), but what are their actions? That’s what I go by, but everyone is a unique, special, & sensitive snowflake.

Having a plan of escape if things go sideways is a good idea. I’m at a place now where I’m ready to start implementing a plan for independent living. I’m volunteering at a place & working on home based businesses. Next step is employment & piling up the money to buy a place.

It will take time & effort. It’s not going to magically fall into my lap. Nobody is going to rescue me. I have to rescue myself, but the thought of escape does give me hope, even though it won’t be perfect. Nothing is perfect.

Not everyone can live independently, so if I can pull it off again, I will feel fortunate.
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