Q & A – What is a passive aggressive estranged adult children?

Dealing with passive-aggressive behavior from estranged adult children can be challenging and emotionally draining. Here are some strategies that may help you navigate this situation:

  1. Communicate openly and assertively: If you do have contact with your estranged adult child, communicate openly and assertively. Avoid engaging in passive-aggressive behavior yourself and try to stay calm and respectful.
  2. Set clear boundaries: Establish clear boundaries for what behaviors you will and will not tolerate. Communicate these boundaries to your estranged adult child and stick to them.
  3. Focus on your own well-being: Take care of your own emotional and mental well-being. Focus on activities that bring you joy and fulfillment and prioritize self-care.
  4. Seek support: Consider seeking support from a therapist, counselor, or support group. They can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your feelings and work through your emotions.
  5. Practice empathy: While it can be difficult to empathize with a passive-aggressive adult child, try to understand their perspective and the reasons behind their behavior. This can help reduce tension and improve communication.

Remember that dealing with passive-aggressive behavior is a process, and it may take time to find the right approach. Be patient with yourself and seek support when needed.

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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