I’m willing to bet that just about all of us have been in a situation in which a conflict presents itself and, as a result of muddled and misconstrued communication, messages were misinterpreted and the conflict became even more pronounced. Things were said, feelings were hurt, and the issue at hand only became more intensified … More The importance of clear communication in conflict
We’ve all been there. You’re having a somewhat heated conversation with someone about an issue of some sort, and while things may begin relatively calmly, after a while, the discussion takes an entirely new direction. Shortly thereafter, you’re dodging inanimate objects being launched at your from across the room. This is a rather dramatic example, … More Read this to learn how to deescalate a situation
Fighting with loved ones sucks. It is difficult to battle it out with someone you love and to hear and dish out hurtful words, and even more so when that particular person is an immediate family member. A couple of nights ago, my family and I got into it with each other. The argument, at … More Working through familial conflict
Dealing with conflict in the workplace can be a fickle thing. Depending on the situation, you may or may not be comfortable addressing conflict where you work because of where you stands in terms of employment, and further, where you stand with your employer. Addressing conflict in a professional manner doesn’t have to be daunting, … More How to handle conflict professionally
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
If you’ve ever been in the midst of a heated argument with someone, you’re likely aware of how tempting it can be to let your emotions get the best of you and unleash your inner beast upon them. Personal attacks, swearing and screaming may seem like an effective way to get your point across, but … More How to Handle An Argument Maturely