Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have conflict? Can you imagine how peaceful the world would be? Think of the impact this new reality would have on our families, places of employment, and even social media—need I say more?
As a recovering people pleaser, who would rather avoid than confront, this possibility sounds like a win. And as much as I’d like to cozy up to this idea, I know conflict is inevitable—it is going to happen.
Just as an unexpected rain cloud creeps up on an unassuming sunny day, conflict will blindside us all. At some point we will be ushered into a difficult and uneasy clash with someone else. It can happen anywhere: in our homes, on our jobs, and smack dab in the middle of our relationships. Before we know it, we will find ourselves swimming in it, wondering just how did we get here and how can we MAKE IT STOP! For this reason, I’m offering a few honest questions we can ask ourselves when we are in a conflict.
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