8 Ways to Cool the Drama Outbreaks ...

Have you ever asked yourself why some people make such a big deal over life’s little upsets? Or maybe you are the Drama Queen, but wish that you took things with much less personality. Either way, though drama may be amusing at times, it can be a little more than necessary in a few cases. Keep reading to find out how you can cool the drama and move on to a more peaceful, calm life…

1. Your Husband’s Relentless Refusal to Pick up after Himself

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Please be calm, and instead of picking up his dirty socks and throwing them at him, talk to him. Make a deal with him…say if he will stop leaving his socks in the floor, you will stop throwing them at him!

2. Your Children’s Back Talk

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It may be really frustrating for you when every suggestion you make is thrown back in your face by your 10 year old, and even your 15 year old. Tell you child that you will not tolerate disrespect, and that being rude is not the way to deal with his or her problems.

3. An Interfering Mother in Law

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If your mother in law call every day complaining that her son needs to call her more often than he does. Next time she calls, instead of blowing your top, calmly let her know that situation needs to be handled by her and her son. Politely let her know it isn’t any of your business and she needs to take it up with your husband.

4. A Bad Experience at the Store

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If you have went through a bad shopping experience and want to take your frustration out on every one in sight, don’t. Whether the bad time was a store employee or just a bad time on your own, you will see more accomplished if you respond in calm and clear voice.

5. Unhappy Customer Service

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If you encounter a rude customer service representative, you will be better off to respond as kindly as possible. Report the rude representative to the manager and let them deal with the stuffy, rude rep.

6. Sour Refund Relations

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If you have a bought a product that did not live up to your standards and returned it to the store with a troubled cashier, you will be better off to keep your cool. If the store policy for a refund is different than what you expected, don’t take it out on the clerk. She is simply doing her job. Ask if you may speak to the manager and take your business up with him.

7. Your Child’s Teacher

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Although your child is a little angel, remember that most teachers have your child’s best interest in mind. Before you take your child’s side completely, make sure you child is finishing his homework on time and that she does not misbehave in class. Then, discuss with the teacher what the best possible solution to the problem will be for both her and your child.

As you can see, this is not an exhaustive list of possible ways to dial down the drama episodes. But just maybe you can see how reacting calmly and rationally is the best way to deal with problems. Don’t let the small things wind up sending you into a fit of rage. Did any of these tips help you out?

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