Stephen R. Covey
We need people in our lives, period! No matter how many times we try to run away from this big bad world and protect ourselves from the verbal and emotional abuse people throw at us either intentionally or unintentionally, at some point of time we have to come out of our shells and face the world.
Isolation is boring and after some time it gets to you. It is better to accept people around you and try to make the best out of the possible relationships you have. Many people complain about their spouses but they forget their spouse is probably the only person around who will give them medicine when they have a bad headache. Okay, your spouse may be lazy but at least he or she is taking care of the kids. Try and appreciate the qualities in your spouse and not spend time criticizing the person who may be dealing with so many personal issues of his own.
Dealing with in-laws and colleagues at work is also an issue that challenges many people. Instead of screaming in frustration each time you have a difference of opinion try to remain calm and respond to the situation in a logical manner. Anger and bitterness will only eat you from inside and the problem will also remain unattended. Address the issue without becoming angry and upset with the person.
Anger management will be very helpful while dealing with people at work as it is very tempting to react when you are dealing with a person who is deliberately trying to show you down in front of your boss. Try and be calm during such moments and think before you open your mouth to answer back.
Keeping your irritation in check will help you in the wrong run as you will be leading a happier life, responding to people in a logical manner and enjoying more amicable relationship with those around you. Yes it is difficult, but a very achievable goal!