The definition of “toxic” is something that is “very harmful or bad.”
To deal with toxic family members, You can’t change how someone else acts, so don’t waste your time trying.
What you do have control over is how you behave. Interactions with difficult people create room for growth, self-reflection.
When having a misunderstanding with a family member, think of all the qualities you like about them; and in your mind separate who they are as a person from their behaviour.
Difficult people are not born that way, they become that way due to a combination of nature and nurture. Even though it can be really hard, try to understand their perspective.
Depending on the type of person you’re dealing with and their issues, there are different ways you can act around your family member to keep things peaceful.
Lastly, Focus on who you are and what you can do to deal with difficult family members as your ultimate strategy.