We’ve all faced an R. Kelly-type family member, manager, or stranger over reacting to a situation. It is tempting to become angry, as well. Matching their tone, volume, and behavior will only escalate the situation. Trust me. I’ve been that girl. It is very hard, but try to maintain a posture of peace. If you can’t or if you lose your temper, end the discussion. Tell the other person you need “a cooling off period” and whether they agree or not, walk away. Don’t come back until you can respond rather than react.