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A Holiday From the Drama…

January 29, 2021

There may be someone in your life creating drama, who always creates drama.

It’s ok to take a break. Rather than getting sucked in, its ok to say you’re tired today and will get back to them tomorrow, assuming you must respond to whatever it is at all.

The key is to advise of the break in a way that it is about you needing a bit of time because you are tired generally. Don’t make the break about them. Seek to take the break without appearing insulting and that is very important because you don’t want to create more drama by the other feeling blamed or insulted.

Having given yourself a bit of distance from the drama you can then take a moment to reflect on the relationship and how you want to manage it going forward.

Drama is draining. Like banging your own head against a wall, it so good when you disengage.


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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, former parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America. He consults to mental health professionals as well as to mediators and collaborative law professionals about good practice as well as building their practice.

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