Conflicts are normal and they can happen over anything, from the important to the petty. We all have difference of opinions and we need to navigate to prevent from conflict from occurring. You can do this by Keeping an open mind, seeing things from another’s point of view, listen to the person you are speaking to. You might consider that they are actually right, or that both points of view have solid merit. If you do not avoid conflict you need to resolve it before relationships get damaged. You can do this by being vulnerable enough to show regret and apologize. You can hold yourself accountable. You also need to take action to turn things around and make amends. Hugs also go a long way in repairing relationships damaged from conflict.
- The source of conflict can range from trivial events to matters of the utmost importance.
- Unresolved conflicts can lead to lingering negative emotions that can fester and grow worse over time.
- Since it is almost impossible to avoid them, the most important issue becomes how we choose to deal with conflicts we do have..
“You always want to repair after a conflict ruptures a relationship.”