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Steps to resolve conflict

Author: Canadian Living

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Steps to resolve conflict

Have you ever felt so frustrated after a fight with someone because you feel there's no way to repair the damage?

Even our best relationships with partners, friends and family are suceptible to fights or other conflict. Although arguements (and the following solutions) are essential to strengthening our closest relationships, it's important to note that when conflict arises, we should try to make things right.

Before your next argument turns into a brick wall you can't break down, our experts suggest taking these steps to resolve conflict – sooner, rather than later.

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Your husband has left dirty dishes on the counter overnight again. Your toddler is refusing to eat her breakfast. You're stressed and exhausted.  Instead of letting cooler heads prevail, you snap back and an argument begins. Learn these steps to resolve conflict to lessen the negative effects fighting has on your child.


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