If you have any anger towards a relative that you know you will see during a family event, try to heal or clear any anger you may have towards them before seeing them at the event. This will help you to have a more positive and enjoyable experience. If you are unable to heal or clear your anger, it is still important to set boundaries and limits with your relative. Let them know that you will not tolerate their hurtful behavior, and that you will leave the situation if necessary. It is important to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally, and setting boundaries is an important part of that.
Here are some additional tips for dealing with angry relatives at family events:
*Try to stay calm. It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of the moment, but it is important to try to stay calm. This will help you to think clearly and to respond in a way that is in your best interest.
* Avoid getting into arguments. It is unlikely that you will change your relative's behavior by arguing with them. In fact, arguing is likely to make the situation worse. If your relative starts to argue with you, try to change the subject or excuse yourself from the conversation.
* Set boundaries. Let your relative know what you will and will not tolerate. If they cross a boundary, let them know that you will be leaving.
* Take care of yourself. It is important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly. It is also important to spend time with people who make you happy and who support you.