How Do You Deal With Annoying Friends?
Most of us have them-those annoying people you consider your friends, for better or worse. They helplessly irritate you and you want to know what to do about it! Here are some techniques that have helped me deal with bothersome friends. I hope they help you. First, accept people at face value. An important life lesson (I believe the MOST important life lesson) to learn is that you can’t change people. People are who they are and they will only change if they want to change. So give up trying to reform people-it never works. Put a positive spin on your friends’ annoying behavior. Say you have a friend who is chronically late. Look at it as: She’s easy going and doesn’t stress about time. Say you have a friend who is entirely scatterbrained and forgetful-she has more important things on her mind than the trivialities of everyday things. Or perhaps your friend is a hothead-maybe she just feels passionately about things. Most behavior can be looked at in a positive light. Ignore your frien