My win this week was being able to practice what I preach here on the site, and communicate effectively with my brother using CRAFT communication tips. When he has a bad day emotionally, he tends to get very negative and take everything as a personal attack. He impulsively texted me that he was moving back to Israel, looking at flights, etc. And I was able to use positive communication to help him reframe his thinking, as well as highlight the positive changes he’s made since he moved back home. Outcome: He’s still here!
My worry is that he hasn’t built a solid social network since moving home in September, and is beginning to isolate. I’m trying to work on helping him connect to others this weekend as a plan!