1. The family dog
2. Church (the church doesn't do enough programming in such-and-such an area)
4. A few relatives
It gets tiresome.
The family dog is wonderful and the family member says that the family dog is the family member's "best friend", but the family member still complains.
At church, the family member could volunteer to head a committee to handle the desired programming.
The family member could volunteer for a political campaign...or just turn off the TV.
The family member could just forgive the relatives and put them out of mind.
But the family member won't; the family member just complains but won't act to change things.
How do YOU deal with people like this, particularly when they're close relatives?
I've thought about saying, "I'm sorry you feel that way" and changing the topic of conversation, but the family member just keeps at it.
I've tried offering solutions, but that's pointless and likely aggravating.
The family member just goes on and on with statements of dislike for the political party that I generally support (which just grates), etc.