Do you push your family members’ buttons? Maybe accidentally? Maybe on purpose?
Provoking the people you love is not uncommon.
-criticize someone for no good reason
-say something mean and nasty just to irritate them
-don’t say something kind when you know it would matter
People who are hurting often hurt others. If you’re in pain, you may do these things just to protect yourself. If you stop, you’re going to feel vulnerable…
But in being vulnerable, you will have the chance to get emotionally closer to your family members.