If someone is not communicating with you in a respectful or appropriate manner, there are a few things you can try to address the issue:
- Set boundaries: Make it clear to the person that you expect to be treated with respect. You can do this by setting limits on the types of interactions you will have with them, or by simply telling them that their behavior is not acceptable.
- Communicate your feelings: It can be helpful to let the person know how their behavior is affecting you. Use “I” statements to express your feelings, rather than accusing them of wrongdoing. For example, you might say “I feel disrespected when you speak to me in that tone” rather than “You are being disrespectful.”
- Seek support: If the person’s behavior is causing you significant distress, it may be helpful to seek support from friends, family, or a therapist.
- Consider the relationship: If the person’s behavior is consistent and unacceptable, you may need to reevaluate the relationship and consider whether it is healthy or worthwhile to continue.
Remember that it’s important to take care of yourself and prioritize your own well-being. It’s okay to set limits and boundaries with people who are not treating you with respect.