“Nine times out of ten, an argument ends with each of the contestants more firmly convinced than ever that he’s absolutely right.” –Dale Carnegie
How do you handle conflict in your relationships?
How do you confront someone when they have said or done something you don’t like, disagree with, or find hurtful? How does the other person react?
How do you react when someone tells you that you have said or done something that they don’t like, disagree with, or find hurtful?
As a child growing up, I don’t ever recall my parents arguing — not even behind closed doors. If my brother and I wanted to go somewhere, or do something, both parents had to be in agreement. My dear hubby came from a household where he saw/heard his father doing plenty of yelling. His mother was a quiet woman, but eventually she started yelling back. Now, imagine the impact these two different households had on our conflict resolution skills. It’s safe to say that we can both learn a thing or two in the area of conflict resolution. So, today I downloaded (onto my Kindle) the book, “The Seven Conflicts: Resolving the Most Common Disagreements in Marriage,” by Tim Downs and Joy Downs. Another book I’m considering purchasing is, “The Joy of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villians and Heroes in the Workplace and At Home,” by Gary Harper. My hope is that hubby and I will learn some new things and improve our conflict resolution skills. The only tips I have for you today (in the area of conflict resolution) are in these videos:
“None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. … The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” –Bernard M. Baruch
Seven Keys to Resolving Family Conflict
“Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.” –Paxton Blair
“Everyday ask yourself the question, “Do I want to experience Peace of Mind or do I want to experience Conflict?” –Gerald Jampolsky