What do you do when someone you love exhibits behavior you detest in other people?
Non-stop talking, emotionally unpredictable, needlessly argumentative. These are behaviors I cannot stand in other people. I cannot be around them for any length of time. Luckily, I don’t have to associate with such people… unless, it’s my tween, early-pubescent daughter who (as a result of her hormones doing the Watusi) has recently begun displaying them. Gaaahhhh!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the kid more than the world, and I realize these are natural changes and likely just a phase, but sometimes, she’s reeeaaalllyyy difficult to be around and I may just sell her to the highest bidder. What to do?
Have you experienced something similar with a loved one? A child feeling their oats? A teen, being a teen? An elderly parent, changing due to age? What do you do when they become someone you wouldn’t normally be caught dead with?