Have you ever had to deal with someone who just wouldn’t stop yelling, screaming, and insulting you (or someone you know)? It isn’t an easy thing to cope with. In fact, it’s very humiliating, demeaning, and embarrassing. I work with a lot of families who display difficult patterns of behavior at home, in the community, and in my office. It isn’t easy to change a pattern of behavior that becomes ingrained in the relationship and communication style of the relationship.
What do you do when someone is so angry that they will go so far as to embarrass and humiliate you? I say get calm and “shut-down.”
This article will briefly discuss ways to deter an argument before it gets started.