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Conflict Resolution

Knowing How to Argue Effectively Can Transform Your Relationship

Grace de Rond | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The bottom line is that understanding our partner's perspective and feelings matters more than what we're arguing about. And by making that a priority, we can't lose.

Want a Great Relationship? Don't Go to Bed Angry

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 04.23.2015 | Weddings
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The first time I got married, I was young, naïve and foolish. I didn't genuinely understand what it meant to share a life with another person even th...

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Secrets of a Successful Divorce Mediation

Alison Patton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Sometimes spouses still can't hear or relate to one another's perspective, even after mediation, but as long as the mediator listens and can honor each spouse's feelings, that can be enough to get the parties to a resolution.

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

Top Parenting Experts Take On Sibling Rivalry

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

In honor of National Siblings Day (April 10), I asked a few of our top experts in the field of sibling relationships to offer the number one piece of advice they've found to help families who are struggling with sibling discontent.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

These 5 Things Are Vital To A Strong Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

My husband and I have discussed what we want the next few years to hold for us. For example, we want to pay off debt and be more purposeful when it comes to romance. What about you? Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to future hopes and dreams?

How to Salvage a Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Our first V-Day as husband and wife is recorded in our marital history book as our worst. By far. Looking back, though, I see that Ted's proverbial foot in the mouth didn't have to spoil that particular February 14th. A fight didn't need to follow.

When Politicians Struggle to Find a Pathway to Peace, Business Must Step It Up

Olga Bielkova | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Olga Bielkova

The role that private sector can play must not be underestimated, and there are a few areas where the global business community could act now.

Resolving a Toddler Toy Fight With One Simple Phrase

Kate Russell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

But what do you do as a parent when your children enter the ring for a wrestling match over a toy? While it is important that they are given every opportunity to work through the conflict themselves, they do require parental presence and guidance to help keep them safe.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Conflict Resolution and German Reunification

John Feffer | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I met Jamie Walker in 1990, she was a specialist in mediation and conflict resolution. She worked in this capacity from her home in West Berlin, becoming involved in the peace movement, doing violence-prevention work in the school system, and eventually pioneering efforts in mediating cross-border family conflicts.

I Never Said You Were Beautiful'

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Ulli Appelbaum

Six simple words that seem harmless, but six words that can give your sentence six very different meanings, some positive some neutral and some negative, depending on which word the reader chooses to emphasize:

Courageous Conversations: How to Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace and in Our Personal Lives

Michelle Rozen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Michelle Rozen

We all face difficult conversations that need to be handled. And we all dread them. We can call those Courageous Conversations, because they oftentimes require so much courage to handle.

Managing Conflict at Work

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Confrontation and conflict between people is as old as, well, people. Any time you have humans operating together there are going to be times when people disagree. So how should conflict be managed in teams?

The Cataclysmic Desk Tidying

Nesrin Everett | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

I'll never forget the day my boss decided to tidy his desk. I was 25 years old, and an associate headhunter in a boutique firm in the City of London, focusing on the commodity markets. We were a team of four, known to be good at what we did, and it took a lot of meticulously hard work and investigation to carry out our research.

A Fixable Problem for Our Society

Marc Gopin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Crime
Marc Gopin

Community policing needs to be restored to its pre-9/11 commitments. Counterterrorism influences on policing must be scaled back dramatically, especially the corrupting influence of military and counterterrorism training with its absurd technical firepower, and shoot to kill orders.

What Do Palestinians Want for Christmas

Anton Murra | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Anton Murra

Instead, the plight of the Palestinian Christian is very much connected to that of the Palestinian Muslim in that both experience injustices every day as a result of oppressive and discriminatory policies imposed on them by the Israeli Occupation.

My Divorce Cost Me $62. Here's How

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 02.03.2015 | Divorce
Susan Steinbrecher

Many people tend to jump in via attack-mode, escalating the situation and damaging the relationship. Who can come out of either of those scenarios genuinely feeling like a winner?

Perhaps God Wants Us to Just Listen

John Backman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
John Backman

by listen, I don't mean waiting impatiently for the other person to stop so I can have my say. I don't mean listening through the filter of every belief I've ever held. I mean listening that is deep, openhearted, and fully attentive, that strives to experience the other person as she is

Nonviolent Protest Is a Powerful Force

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

America can place the entire tragedy into its distant memory or it can recommit to the most promising approach to long-term human progress: non-violent expression, constructive dialogue and decisive action to eliminate every unfairness in our society.

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

Mark Baer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.