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Old 01-09-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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OP, I hope you've read these last two posts carefully and have taken them to heart. The best weapon you have against someone like this is your own self-control. Heck, you might even find yourself having to stifle a smug little smile...as you laugh silently to yourself, watching him get redder and redder in the face, as you pretend that he's invisible...nonexistent.

Many of us have relatives like your brother. Guess what? People like that don't have any power unless you give it to them. Take it away by pretending he's just not worth your time or effort to talk to. When you do as silverwing suggests, don't be afraid of allowing a little bit of a smile to enter your eyes. That REALLY ticks them off. LOL It's kind of like laughing at your own little private joke.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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OP, by all means, IGNORE him, as other posters have said. These people want a response of "great" or "horrible." The middle ground, indifference, is poison to them; they'll usually move on because they literally do not know how to handle that. If he tries to get in your face or physical, do what he wouldn't expect -- get right back up in his and one way or another, kick his ass. Allow yourself to get angry enough to become the devil he knows if it comes to that.
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