What will you do if you always hear hurtful words during family gatherings?

Philippines
December 17, 2008 5:24pm CST
It's christmas once again and a lot of us plan to have a family reunion. And there are some of our family members who always give comments that sometimes hurts us. Like you are too fat for that dress/shirt or you will look better on this and that. Or there are times that they comment on your personal life. How do you handle things like this?
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 Dec 08
those things are inevitable.i try to not give them too much liberty.i try to enjoy with them but i do not entertain them with my personal life. merry christmas.
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• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Merry Christmas too! me too i just try to smile in every comment and i just try to ignore it.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
17 Dec 08
This would depend on my mood. If I was in a good mood I would ignore them. If I were in a bad mood I would bring up their personal life and critique it in front of everyone. Sometimes people need to keep their opinions to themselves and at the right time I don't have a problem destroying their opinions with facts.
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Merry Christmas today it's our family gathering so im getting ready on some comments that i look like this and that LOLS...
@j47lee (741)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
My mom have like 12 bro and sisters.. and everytime there is a family gathering.. there are fights... gosh.. its like there is no family dinner or lunch without a family fight... so we kinda get used to it..
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I would say "I am sorry that your self-esteem is so low that you have to put me down to lift yourself up but please don't make your problem mine" it makes them mad but shuts them up for a while. Sometimes you get lucky enough that it makes them mad enough for them to leave! LOL