How To Deal With Someone Who’s Being Passive Aggressive

By Divya G

Dealing with someone in a passive-aggressive relationship can be excruciatingly frustrating, be it romantic or otherwise. Some people pretend that everything is fine and walk out of the issue without talking or even solving it. They have the probability of shutting others out and delivering backhanded compliments.

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You might feel pretty helpless as things become tough to deal with when you’re on the receiving end. However, in relationships, it just needs the right dialogue to open up the conversation. This kind of behavior usually comes from a place where someone experiences the absence of equality.

Keep Calm

While some people are naturally passive-aggressive, others have learned that being direct is not worthwhile. So if any person is finding it difficult to express their feelings to you, it’s essential to remain calm. And the last thing you would want to do is mirror their behavior and make your relationship more distant.

Put Your Ego On Pause

Keeping your ego and pride aside is the first thing you should do while dealing with passive-aggressive behavior. You might not have done something wrong, but they’ll appreciate having their feelings acknowledged. Some simple phrases can help. Such as, “I apologize for my actions. I never intended to do things this way. This might have been a miscommunication, so maybe we can talk about it?”

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Pick Up The Phone

Sometimes, text messages are more convenient, but you can’t convey tone in text. Don’t hesitate to give them a call. And if possible, you can also meet up in person and solve the issues. This will help you remove the persisting bitterness from your relationship.