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CARRYING GRUDGES

“Grudges seldom hurt anyone except the one bearing them.” Sherrilyn Kenyon One of the things that happens after interpersonal conflict is that some of us bear a grudge. We continue to hold onto negative feelings about the other person and … Continue reading

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NAME-CALLING IN CONFLICT

Even though we know that name-calling is infantile, sometimes in the heat of anger, we realize we have resorted to blaming the other person with names that hurt. Or, the other person is verbally attacking us with hurtful and demeaning … Continue reading

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CONFLICT HABITS

When it comes to how we engage in interpersonal conflict – how we react to people who hurt us and how we defend ourselves – are like other habits that we come to repeat without thought. That is, our responses … Continue reading

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ABANDONING OUR ASSUMPTIONS WHEN IN CONFLICT

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” Thich Nhat Hanh One of the things that many of us do when we are in conflict is to make assumptions about … Continue reading

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ABOUT FORGIVING

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.” Lily Tomlin Forgiving is complex. Among other things, forgiveness means being able to let go of the hurt and pain from a situation that causes us much grief. Some people … Continue reading

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