Responding to Confrontations With Inner Calm

Season 2, Episode 89

In every close relationship there is the potential for being misunderstood, dismissed, or scolded. When those moments occur, it is common to respond with defensiveness or anger. As an alternative, though, you could learn to adjust your thoughts in a manner that would allow self-directed trust to guide your responses. In this episode we will explore how inner trust leads to calm reactions.


by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we learned that:

  • When responding to a confrontation, argumentative words imply that you are threatened by the other person.
  • When your character is right, you can choose to sidestep the temptation to justify the legitimacy of who you are.
  • Your calm response to another person’s aggression can have a disarming impact.

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