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Backing Down

It sometimes happens in a conflict that we back down from our viewpoint. We may yield to the other person and resent that she or he is getting their way. Or, we may reckon that backing down is the optimum retreat from unnecessary agony. Or, we may determine there are other reasons to not insist on our perspective, desires and hopes. Backing down, whatever our reasons, carries its own set of challenges and doesn’t usually help us to move forward.

What is backing down in a conflict achieving that walking forward with a mutually agree on goal will not?

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