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Before Working Through a Conflict

Hope4Families June 16, 2022

Here are some helpful to ask prior to any attempt at conflict resolution.

  • Is the problem issue really worth the effort to resolve it?

  • Will talking about these issues really improve our relationship?

  • Am I willing to spend the necessary time and energy talking about the issue and helping the other person by listening?

  • Have I chosen an appropriate time and place for this conversation?

If the answers to each of these questions is yes, then continue with the basic 10 step conflict resolution method. If some answers are no, you may need to choose a different manner of expressing your concerns (such as sharing feelings only, without problem solving).