Be sensitive about the demands you are putting on a close relationship. Sometimes when you’re going through a hard time it’s hard to see that a loved one is going through a hard time too. Now this person’s full platter may not be the same as yours, but it still seems overwhelming from his perspective. If you can’t put aside your differences, then at least try to ease up on the bickering and the snarky remarks. It takes two to tango, but only one to change the choreography by introducing some new steps. Be that bigger person.