posted by Debbie .
What defensive coping methods is Michael using? What active coping methods might be healthier for him? Why would you recommend these methods?
Since we do not know what Michael is doing, we can not answer this question.
However, please notice that this asks what YOU would recommend. We do not do your homework for you. We will be happy to help you find sources of information and will also make suggestions for corrections and additions after you have done the writing.