Passive aggressive dating pattern
Lead by example: Take responsibility for your own actions.
Here are ten common traits passive-aggressive people exhibit in relationships, with excerpts from my book (click on title): "How to Successfully Handle Passive-Aggressive People". Possible Intention(s): Putting others down to feel dominant and superior. Or: passive aggressive women are shown outwardly complying with their husband’s wishes, only to thwart them as if by accident. Dealing with passive aggressive people can be crazymaking. but in a subtle enough way that you don’t know how to react. Over time, this can turn into a vicious cycle: passive aggressive behavior begets anger and finger-pointing, which in turn begets more passive-aggressive behavior. Stop thinking of it as a deficiency of your partner (and your partner alone).Instead, think of it as a dance that the two of you are involved in.Their unconscious anger gets transferred onto you, and you become frustrated and furious.Your fury is theirs, while they may calmly ask, “Why are you getting so angry? Passive-aggressive partners are generally codependent, and like codependents, suffer from shame and low self-esteem.