Best advice for handling negative comments from others

You know, I use to worry about negative comments and let them really get me down. They still can but I have learned to distance myself from the regular naysayers/negative commenters. My husband is good for me in this regard because he rarely lets things like this get to him so he helps me put things back into perspective. In light of that, I think running the comments by someone else for perspective is a good thing to do.

We also should not let other people control what we do. We have to live our lives to the best ability, raising our children in the way we feel is best and if we are not doing anything wrong, then it is no one else's business.

The real problem comes when it is personal and hurtful. Again, my husband is my rock when it comes to things like this too because he hugs me, tells me he loves me and usually tries to help me get over it.

How do you handle negative comments from others?

8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    4Ronna Jones
    I am liked by most "I think"! I do tend to let things eat at me until I have to tell (@#$%)the person what to do with their comments! I pray that none of my kids hear me or repeat my choice of words to this person!
      Like your husband my bf is the one I go to! He has this who gives a crap attitude and I try to change peoples thoughts about certain things until I finally realized that their thoughts on how I live my life do not matter! As long as my family and I are happy that is all thats important!
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          5Soninka Martin
          The ability to comment on it brings out the best in some people and the worst in others.They're like human black holes which suddenly come out of nowhere and just suck the life out of you. You try to stay positive and remain strong but their negativity ends up just completely draining you, you feel exhausted, and you may also start to feel depressed too.
          I handle negative comments by (a) I usually address the person who has offended me, if it is necessary. Sometimes people become offensive when they are hurt or confused.
          (b) Simply stop talking when the conversation becomes offensive to me.
          or (c) I build a shield up where I stop talking when the conversation becomes offensive to me.
            I love that your husband sounds just like mine! My rock and sense of reasoning and number 1 cheerleader for not letting something get to me.. that's so awesome you have that too! I used to have really THIN skin about comments from others.. but slowly I have come to believe in myself so much more that I am much more comfortable with negative comments.. confidence can be a wonderful thing :)
              Sometimes they can be a weight...something that drains me ... but I try to just let them go ... unless they are constant then it is hard to do!
                I have these negative comment/s I receive every now and then from one elder towards her next door neighbor about not saying hello to her every time she passes by. I told her may be she doesn't see you or (my advice) be the first one to greet with a smile every time you see her. That's simply what I'll do if that happens to me.
                About Theresa Gould
                Current: Chicago, Illinois
                Birth: August 10
                On since: Aug 5, 2013
                ***Baby Team Leader*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own