Passive-Aggressive Behavior: Why Do You Tolerate It?

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Passive-aggressive behavior is crazy-making. You know–especially if you’ve been reading this blog for a while–that to end passive-aggressive behavior you need to have strong boundaries. So why do you continue to tolerate passive-aggressive behavior? It takes two to be passive-aggressive you know. A person cannot play that game alone!  So, why do you play?  Do […]

Are You Living With A Passive-Aggressive Man?

Passive-aggressive behaviors are one way in which people are chronically difficult. Passive-aggressive people do things indirectly. They are too fearful to speak up in the moment, so they agree to things. They want to avoid conflict in the moment, so they agree to things. When they don’t hold up their end of your agreement, they […]

Difficult Partner ? Or, Chronically Difficult? Big difference!

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There is a BIG difference between a momentarily difficult partner and a chronically difficult partner. Difficult people have bad days, weeks, or moments that are related to stress and life events. Sometimes, a bad mood or temporary hormone imbalance makes that difference. A chronically difficult partner, though, is often–if not always–difficult. You walk on eggshells […]

Passive Aggressive Relationships – When Is It Abuse?

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Passive Aggressive Abuse in Relationships Leaving you shaking your head in disbelief, it’s like a nightmare where you try to run away and all you ever find are dead ends with no escape. You may even be dealing with a Hijackal®! It’s crazy-making. It’s infuriating. It’s passive-aggressive behavior! It requires relationship help! It’s covert, stealthy even! You’re […]

Passive Aggressive Behavior Examples

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It’s important to have some passive aggressive behavior examples because too many people like to throw labels around–especially when they are angry! When someone won’t do what you want them to do, that’s just them either being too busy, disinterested, unwilling, or just plain ornery.  Who knows? When someone doesn’t do what they promised they […]

Am I Seeing A Passive-Aggressive Man?


Passive-aggressive people do passive-aggressive things. Until you say “NO!”, this pattern will continue! Today a woman called the office to ask if there was any hope for her relationship because she really thinks the man she’s involved with is passive-aggressive. She also wanted to get her hands on a copy of my ebook, Stop! That’s […]

How To Handle Anger In Others And Yourself

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Can you handle anger if you don’t know where it is coming from? Sarcasm, potshots and offhand comments made to you while others are present so that you cannot respond. Sound familiar? If you recognize that you use sneaky anger or you are on the receiving end of sneaky anger, then you will benefit from […]

Am I Living with a Passive-Aggressive Man?

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An unlikely, but newsworthy, top story: “Passive-aggressive men drive their partners crazy daily!” Are you being driven crazy by the behaviors of a passive-aggressive man? Read below and see. Yes, of course, passive-aggressive behaviors are not limited to men. But for today’s post, I want to focus on them because, often, we women have deep-seated inclinations […]

Relationship Advice: “So, the passive-aggressive guy said….!”


Maybe it was Art Linkletter who said, “Passive-aggressive men say the darndest things!”  The passive-aggressive guy said,  “If I can’t get what I want, then why should I give you what you want?” Now, in a supposedly loving relationship, that’s quite curious. It turns relationship into bartering. And, of course, it’s not rocket science to […]