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Jun 25, 2010 10:22 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I'll preface this with --- I don't have children and I do have 2 ex husbands.. who are not bad folks.
But, I do run into this triagulation thing at work and in personal relationships. I practice my "Mona Lisa" stance when first a "complaint or argument or persuasion" comes my way. I sit quietly with my hands folded gracefully in my lap, my gaze is fixed on the perp and I engage my little smile. I listen. They rant and say their piece. I think about what they've said and respond with as few words as possible totally addressing what they've stated.... my opinion or my question back to them... trying to remain as calm and objective and sane as possible. NO demonstration. They either decide they can engage me in "play or drama" or they decide to discuss whatever, in a rational, calm manner. ... and I agree with your tactic, Ann Marie!
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