How to Manage Your Family Member When They are Hostile
Your demeanor and a confident and helpful tone will show in your face and voice.
When something upsets your loved one, keep your emotions in check.
Hostility masks what your loved one does not know—curtail the hostility by apologizing and taking the blame.
Opposition is a sign that your loved one knows they are losing control—set up the environment for success.
Involve your family member in easy decisions about their day.
Routines and rituals are useful.
Bring up a pleasant or favorite subject—this could help change your loved one’s mood.
Create happy and meaningful moments.
If hostility leads to an outburst, look for opportunities to lighten the mood.