How do you deal with passive aggressive people? A relative by marriage has always gotten in her digs. She doesn't like me, but she won't be forthright about it. Instead, she finds little ways to show it. Over the years, I have tried hard to rise above her pettiness, but I've cried many tears over it. Her dislike for me is obvious to other relatives too, but none of them can figure out why she acts that way towards me. She's real good at being a fake though...she acts nice to me in person. I have put up with her childish behavior for decades, but I'm losing my desire to even try. I want to cut her out of my life altogether, but it would put distance between me and her wonderful children. I don't get to see them enough as it is. If I confront her on all the mean little things she does, she'll act innocent and try to make me look overly-sensitive. How do you deal with someone like that?