Tag Archives: conflict resolution

Losing Control

I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading

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Building Your Sound Relationship House: Part 5- Managing Conflict

The next step in building your own sound relationship house is learning to manage conflict.  I believe that conflict is part of every relationship, but it doesn’t have to be something that blows up or makes our relationship less enjoyable. 

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays” – The Personal Side

I could write a novella about drama I have personally experienced during past holiday seasons. I am definitely still learning how to prevent and diffuse interpersonal conflict, especially during the holiday season, but here are some things I have discovered.

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays”—The Practical Side

Last month I wrote about damage control and managing conflict. I have found that many of my clients (and friends) have to deal with more interpersonal conflict and damage control than usual during the holiday season.  This is because the … Continue reading

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Damage Control: Handling Conflict – The Personal Side

In the practical blog on conflict I offered some simple steps to dealing with conflict. Now I want to talk about how I (and I think most people) handle conflict. 

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Damage Control: Handling Conflict – The Practical Side

Interpersonal conflict is guaranteed in life. Some would even say the holidays foster it as we find ourselves spending time with family members we may try to avoid the remainder of the year. In December’s blog I will talk about … Continue reading

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