It will help if you take a diplomatic approach to family or household issues. You'll save yourself grief, time and effort if you sidestep any contention or controversy, and avoid provoking it as best you can. The fuss leads nowhere, and you have it in you to take a clear-headed approach to the question. The thing to remember is that you're not a child. This is something that it would help all people to remember all the time, as most negative reactions come from the perspective of being powerless (like a child). Remember that people value your presence in their lives for a reason. Keep that reason in mind, and quietly, subtly, use it as leverage. If you're going to explain to anyone why something is in their best interests, only do that once. Anyone who doesn't get it the first time needs to be approached differently.
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