Question: do any of you have an overly negative person in your life? this isn't a friend, it's a relative.
There is constant griping and never ANY positive statements. it's always something new to complain about... work, the house, friends, co-workers, etc.
This is someone who I KNOW will get very upset and likely not talk to me, or throw out the "well I'll leave you alone because all I do is bring you down" guilt trip if I say anything, ALWAYS resulting in me feeling like s**t!! I've tried bringing positive ideas to the table and they automatically get shot down.
I've already reduced my contact with said person to once weekly and that's even a stretch on my patience! Other relatives are getting fed up and doing the same. I fear this person will lead themselves to be alone!
So... what do I do now?! any advice is appreciated! It's hard to be positive in my own life (weight loss included) when I literally feel weighted down by this...