We all do it, especially when we feel excited or passionate about a topic. But try to stop doing it as much as you can.
When someone is talking, you need to respect them and give them that time. If you don’t, you convey that their opinions aren’t nearly as important as your own, and that’s a surefire way to frustrate others.
It’s okay to vent to your loved ones from time to time. But has it become a chronic pattern? Has the occasional venting spiraled into nonstop complaints?
If so, don’t be surprised if people start pulling away. Negativity can be contagious, and most people don’t want to be around such cynical energy.
If you do need to talk about a particularly challenging issue, continue being more neutral in your approach. For example, you might say, I’ve been having a hard time this week. I’ve been really stressed at work and worried about my father’s health. I’m hanging in there, though, and it’s nice to talk to you.