Taking things with a grain of salt seems to be the best policy and eases the tension of drama... things have a way of working themselves out with time and aren't as troublesome as they originally appear.
Although it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture when you are in the middle of a situation. I for one tend to over react to things that really end up not being a big deal. Although I've found that if I can talk about what's bothering me at length it usually ends up not bothering me so much after I've put it out there. It's probably not the best tactic to avoid drama since my talking tends to be pretty messy with the tears and the moods, but bottling it up is so much worse. Hmmm that went on a bit of a tangent!