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How can I let my family know that they are disrespecting me without knowing it?

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Last Updated: 03/20/2017 at 8:55pm
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Top Rated Answers
August 10th, 2015 8:45am
Sometimes it can be good to express your feelings through a letter, or if you feel up to it, having a family meeting.
January 28th, 2015 6:27pm
When I told my parents, I was blunt about it. They can take the honesty, they are your family. Love.
January 30th, 2015 7:46am
You could write them a letter. You could have a talk with them when your emotions are in control. You could talk it out with a caring family member, friend or relative who would make your family understand.
February 6th, 2015 10:30am
The best way would be to say it, be upfront. But to be subtle, you can do it with your facial expressions or your diction.
March 14th, 2015 1:27am
Well, you can speak to them? Or write to them, point it out when they are disrespecting you and how it makes you feel. Do so in a way that makes you calm and strong, be honest and factual
March 18th, 2015 1:12pm
Good question. Many a times what we think we just keep in mind and even do not show it to our family. If something they do or behave that bothers you, one can try to relax first. Evaluating situation and on good moment taking a step to discuss the issue will do a lot better. A friendly chat and understanding events would prove beneficial.
March 20th, 2015 2:52pm
Sit down and have a conversation with them. The best and simplest way to let them know is by saying "I feel disrespected when you *insert their behavior here*."
May 8th, 2015 4:10pm
Tell them. They won't know unless you tell them that you feel disrespected by them. Communication is key here.
June 23rd, 2015 2:21pm
Talk to them about it, let them know how you feel. If you don't want to confront them, then write a letter or an email to them and send it.
July 20th, 2015 9:44am
if it was me i would want to sit down at the table and talk to them about the issues you have and in a nice way telling them that you dont think they know their doing it but it is hurting your feelings, if you dont talk to them how will they no also you will end up resenting your family in the long run.
September 1st, 2015 9:13am
Just tell them. They're your family. they will always understand your feelings. Don't ever hestate opening up to yuor family.
November 10th, 2015 2:29pm
The best way is to have a face to face talk with them. I am a strong believer that honesty goes a long way.
April 25th, 2016 6:40pm
Tell them how you feel about it, maybe it will open their eyes a little... not just bursting out, but calmly explain to them.
June 20th, 2016 5:23pm
Sitting down with your family to have a mature conversation is something that works, but may not work for everyone. Simply saying "you know, I'm disrespected, please stop" also can work very well.
March 20th, 2017 8:55pm
Just let them know about it, I mean don't be rude about it. But let them know with a respectful tone and all and let them know they're being too mean to you and disrespecting you and you're not okay with it.