Are you a put-your-head-in-the-sand person or a say-it-as-it-is person when it comes to conflict? And if neither tactic really seems to be helping to fix things, is there a better way to approach disagreement?
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.
I’ve acted like a jerk in the past, and perhaps you have too. It’s an uncomfortable realisation, and we’d rather run as far away from ourselves as we could. But there’s another strategy that might not be easier, but that works better. I tried it out.