Sometimes simplifying our relationships is an excellent way to simplify our overall lives.
I found this article about dealing with passive-aggression people that I thought goes a long way in simplifying our relationships with utterly toxic, bitter people who foolishly seek refuge in passive-aggression.

A few quick snippets that I found especially interesting:

-"Passive-aggressiveness most often stems from a family that avoids overt conflict." (Thinking of a certain troll, this is insightful)

-"There’s a fine line between responding to someone who’s being passive-aggressive and engaging in the drama they’re creating." (This is a lesson I had a difficult time learning, but I am starting to get it!)

-"The passive-aggressive person is being avoidant, so this is no time to beat around the bush." (Maybe something the mods should think about when dealing with trolls)