The stories I hear about relationships that have foundered on the issue of political polarization all seem very similar. Someone gets outraged about…
I do a lot of reading about ways to help deal with conflict, and much of it uses the same principles. But here’s something I haven’t heard anywhere…
Which word best describes the type of interaction you’re having with someone when you have a conflict with them? Some of the words that come to mind…
A parable
The answer is yes, but it’s tricky. We tend to avoid it because it is tricky, and we are afraid it will fail. And a failure in humor can make the…
Something that we don’t think about is what are the unintended consequences of what we do. But it’s worth considering how the things we do affect our…
Most people have some ways that they’re inconsistent. That’s the reality of being human. We are complex, contradictory creatures. It’s easy to point out…
A success story from a friend and reader. Used with permission, names have been changed. Hello Karen, I have a nice story to share with you about my…
When you ask them to tell you more, they don’t have anything to say?
We all make trade-offs — all the time. We all live in a finite world, with infinite choices. We only have so many hours in a day, and we all will only…
The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. —Don Miguel Ruiz When we get into a conflict with someone, it may be that our…
We each have a default style that we use to approach a conflict. As you read below, think about the last conflict you had. What is your conflict style…