Category Archives: conflict management

Dropping Your Guard: Tips for Avoiding Defensive Communication by Ania Evans

Defensive communication is a common issue that can have devastating effects for individuals and their relationship. It occurs when someone is sensitive to a flaw that they view within themselves or their loved ones, but refuses to admit it to … Continue reading

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Why you and your partner keep having the same fights by Alex Chan

Picture this: you and your partner return home after your stressful days at work. Your partner asks, “why are there still dishes in the sink?”  Immediately, you cringe. Rather than stick around for round 39 of the you’re-a-terrible-partner discussion, you … Continue reading

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The Value in Perspective Taking by Sandy Morrison

    I don’t know that I agree that any experience can be transformed into something with positive value.  For example, I would find it nearly impossible to find something positive in things like domestic abuse, terrorism, or starving children.  Putting … Continue reading

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Recalling your strengths, improving your relationship by Alex Chan

As human beings, it’s very easy to pay attention to the negative events or situations that we come across every day. Some would say that this tendency has helped us survive as a species. If we never took the time … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen: How to React to Conflict without Blowing Up by Laura Knizley

Everybody has conflict.  Period.  Avoiding conflict will only create more feelings of resentment and bitterness towards the other person.  So, is it a lose-lose situation?  Do we either get our feelings hurt in a major blow out or sweep it … Continue reading

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