How do you tell someone that they are intolerable? This isn’t affecting me directly — the indirect effects though are quite real.

The easy answer is: “You don’t, just put some distance between the two of you.”

That’s easy… except when they are related to you. Then it’s harder.

What makes someone intolerable? Lying. Lack of respect. Guilt-tripping. Constant accusations. Clinginess and possessiveness. Acting like a bratty nine-year-old. Making one cry when getting off the phone.

All the time.

I don’t think there’s a good answer except the original one.

Distance.
Both figurative and literal.

Sigh.