What’s the best way to handle someone complaining?

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Spiral in a productive direction by asking:

 “What do you want from me, to listen, solve it, or something else?”  and/or
“What are you going to do to shift the situation?”

If you indulge complaining too long, the problem gets bigger to the complainer and takes you both down a negative spiral.


“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
Maya Angelou



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