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Definition: “feeling or expressing distress and annoyance resulting from an inability to change or achieve something”.

Feeling frustrated can be very common with ASB as usually we cannot change the behaviour, although hopefully we can achieve something by channelling that frustration into doing something constructive about the problem.

Be aware that frustration can escalate to aggression, which can lead to retaliation.  With ASB, if you retaliate you are no longer the innocent victim and could end up being accused yourself.

As you cannot change the behaviour, the key is to change your perspective, or angle, on the events so that you don’t feel so frustrated.

Tips to cope with frustration