In one of our previous articles, we spoke about emotionally unstable people and all the signs they often exhibit. You can see the full article here. Today, we’ll be focusing on how you can deal with an emotionally unstable person.

However, before going ahead, you need to remember something. More often than not, they do all the things they do unknowingly, and they’re unable to help themselves. So, while you shouldn’t let it affect your mental health, you also shouldn’t take it out on them. Without further ado, here’s how you can deal with an emotionally unstable person.

  1. Take a step back

When this type of person comes at you, they usually do so with the intention of making it seem like you did something wrong. So, take a step backward and try to see if you truly did anything wrong. Don’t rule out any possibilities as no one is above errors. If you did something wrong, apologize to them sincerely. However, if you didn’t, don’t let their actions get to you.

  1. Don’t play along with their drama

If you’re getting sucked into an emotionally unstable person’s web of emotional attacks, don’t get into it with them. At the very least, stand there and remain calm while they talk to you. This should be done, at least until they finish talking. However, make sure that you do not disrespect them because, despite their attacks, it’s still courteous to show them some respect.

  1. Demand some respect when necessary

Now, while you respect them, you must remember that you deserve some respect as well. You cannot allow them to continue insulting you while you just keep smiling. So, when they’re done talking, calmly but firmly state your position and demand they respect you. If they don’t, walk away and deprive them of the attention they’re trying to get from annoying you.

  1. Suggest therapy

Emotional instability isn’t exactly the same thing as a tiny mood swing or something of that sort. It’s an actual problem. If you feel like it’s getting out of hand, suggest therapy to them. That way, they’ll meet a professional who is capable of helping them through the problem as they require.

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Takeaway

If you’ve ever had to deal with an emotionally unstable person, you’ll know that it’s not an easy task. However, by following these laid out tips, you should be making some progress.