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Resolving Conflict

A How-To Guide to Parent-Child Relationship Repair

Andrea Nair | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Leave lots of space for your child to respond. The more she is able to talk about what is going on in her mind and body, the more she will process the event, leaving less to hold as a grudge later.

Mediating When Communication Breaks Down Between Coworkers

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

When coworkers are caught in conflict, do you know how to re-open the lines of communication without getting trapped in the fallout? Do you care--or do you just stay clear? As a leader, here's what you can do to help minimize the grumbling, reduce the stress, and resolve the issue:

3 Steps for Dealing With Drama Kings and Queens at the Office

Mike Harden | Posted 11.05.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

These people do more than drain the collective energy of their teams and organizations; they draw on their resources as well, costing billions in lost productivity.

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 4

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Understanding others is basic to human interaction, especially when you desire to reduce stress and conflict in your life. The simplest example I can give follows.

6 Ways to Find Joy in Family

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

To a passerby who peered through the window, we might have looked like a conglomeration of people just sitting at a table. But our home held a cluster of kind smiles, laughter bursting at inside jokes, hearty pats on the back, and fond memories recounted together.

The Importance of Accepting Differences in Resolving Couples' Conflicts

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

Many years of couples' and individual counseling have convinced me that defining partnership problems in terms of our partner's character flaws and implying that he/she is inadequate and needs help will exacerbate the conflict.

How To Be Your Own Couples Therapist

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we take these steps of interrupting harmful behaviors in our relationship and identifying patterns from our past, we start a journey of self-discovery that can be both deeply painful and richly rewarding.

Conflict With Loved Ones: Do You Go Out or In?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships inevitably experience conflict, as this is a part of life. It's how you manage conflict that determines whether it leads to deeper intimacy with a loved one, or to distance and disconnection.

6 Ways To Fight Without Ruining Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.

Become a Brilliant Leader

Marcia Wieder | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Marcia Wieder

A good leader has the ability to see potential and gifts within their staff and establish roles accordingly. The key elements of being able to operate a thriving and successful business is to know who belongs where and have the courage and foresight to make a change when necessary.

The Thin-Skinned Populace

Michael Drew | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Drew

This isn't merely a West-versus Middle East, or West-versus East way of thinking. It's the nature of where we are now as a society. We have entered an age when people are defined more by their differences than by their similarities, by exclusion rather than by inclusion.

How To Fend Off A Fight With Your Spouse In 2 Steps

Amy Leigh Mercree | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weddings
Amy Leigh Mercree

There are a ton of reasons why couples fight, but there are even more reasons for people who love each other to defuse some of these disagreements.

How To Win Back The Future

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

I'd like to see if there is a vision that unites all versions of reality, East and West, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, political and psychological. It's a huge task to unite the world's deepest conflicts, but there is a way to approach the problem.

What To Do When You Can't Talk It Out

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you know a healthy way of behaving when you are stuck and unable to communicate with someone? What do you usually do when you get stuck with someone and can't communicate?

How To Solve Conflicts Without Compromising Or Killing Each Other

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

In every conflict, there are really three sides to it (like a triangle): your truth on one side, their truth on the other and then the higher-level solution at the top. If you stay stuck on your side of the triangle, you never solve the problem.

Why don't friends just talk about it?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, When a woman feels that she has a problem with a long-term friend or friendship, why does she not simply sit down and work it...