4. Communicating Effectively with your Relative and Setting Limits


Challenges with communication

couple ignoring each other after an argument

You will likely experience many communication challenges with your relative. Encouraging a relative to seek help Click for more information  when they are not ready can cause tension in your relationship and set up unintentional communication barriers. Yelling or nagging at family members out of disappointment and frustration is not helpful or productive. Consequently, your relative may be resentful of and resistant to these pressures, which can seem like an invasion of their personal life.

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