Care recipient (cr) often tries to pick fights with others and is a very difficult person to be around

Try: Try to accept change or reject for example try to understand that you only have three choices in a difficult situation and when dealing with cr’s difficult behavior accept the situation knowing it may never change attempt to change your relationship with cr by first changing how you perceive him her and how you react reject in other words if the situation with cr is really affecting your well-being it may be time to reject the situation and move on

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: A recent picture and description of cr a current list of medications and past medications if known a copy of the criteria for emergency evaluations and civil commitments in your jurisdiction a doctor psychiatrist or social worker can help you get this information if possible ask cr to sign a medical release form that allows you to see his her medical information

References: 10 tips for dealing with difficult people by colleen kettenhofen 2001 available at www howtodealwithdifficultpeople com

Keywords: Argumentative argue challenging behavior rude negative

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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