That is difficult. I deal with a lot of this in my position in life. I usually say, I am sorry to hear that and change the subject. It is very hard if you are living with the person.
Chronic is a matter of perspective ...everyone complains.
I will happily commiserate with a friend or family member if I feel they need it, but I cannot tolerate people who complain about things that they have not tried to change, that is something entirely different.
Maybe avoid them if you feel that way about them.
That makes most men go to work. LOL
I have a chronic complainer at work; she wants to complain about the same old issues all the time, every day, to anyone who will listen. She does everything, but change herself, change how she responds, how she acts. I can't say anything to console her. I think she gets something out of it; althoiugh I can't imagine what.
I make faces that are exaggerated reflections of their pouty pusses while they complain. I usually get a shoe or box of cereal thrown at me in the process. :)
agree with them and start suggesting creative ways to get them out of your misery...
walk away...let them find someone else to complain to...
I am the chronic complainer so I can't answer this T_T
I am sorry to hear that. What's your favorite color?
Its O.K. kind of used to it now. Now its grey, green and black.
Hello! Good Morning to you.
Ha! we've got green in common :)