What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.
Children can bring out the best and the worst in us. As they learn to deal with the difficulties of life, they can act pretty difficult at times too, just like we do.
Here’s what to remember at these challenging times.
Why do we vilify some groups and pretend all people in that group are bad? Why is it so hard to emphatise with our ‘enemies’?
When fear hits, it doens’t come alone. It brings a few friends with it that distract you from what you’re actually worried about. Want to find out who?
Chances are you know someone in your life that LOVES this question. That will ask about your feelings at any given moment and expects an in-depth explanation of the complex range of emotions you are going through at that time. If you don’t know a person like that, you might BE that person. There areContinue reading “But how do you FEEL?”
… it completely hijacks my brain. I feel like I have very little control over the automatic programs that start running through my body. First of all, yes, I realise this is the second post I’ve written about anger in a week’s time. It should give you a clue about my struggles with it. TheyContinue reading “When someone’s angry with me…”
Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: pexels.com First of all, how you deal with anger in others gives you a lot of information about dealing with your own anger, but that’s for another time… At this moment in time, I’m stuck in my house with my two (mostly lovely, sometimes insane) children because we’re in theContinue reading “How to deal with angry kids: quick fixes”