klimkm-can you explain?
You spoke of doing a time out with various relatives. I am curious how you do this? If they call...do you call them back, or pick up when you know it is them? Obviously they realize something is going on, if they are correcting their behavior, with you not ever having to say anything to them. What do you say if they ask you if something is wrong? Can you detail what they are doing that would make you respond like this, and then what steps you take to make a point so that they actually correct their behavior. Do they treat you with more respect now? Do you treat them differently when you see them (say it is a holiday and you have to see them, but for you , they are in time out). How do you handle this? Do you still go to Thanksgiving where you will be with the person who has treated you poorly?