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Five Reasons To Tackle Differences With Restraint

Why Exaggerated Reactions Perpetuate Conflict

Season 3, Episode 111

When tensions and conflicts arise many people have a tendency to communicate with forcefulness or stubbornness leading the way. Common sense says that there are a variety of ways to look at any issue, so it would be wise to stay away from exaggerated attitudes in favor of modesty. This podcast will explore reasons to communicate in a more modest fashion.


Relating from the Middle

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio


Something to Think About

In this episode, we learned that:

  • People who communicate with extreme reactions tend to have a deep history emphasizing all or nothing thinking.
  • The more stubborn you are, the less influence you have.
  • To stay away from extreme responses to one another, empathy is required.

Let's Talk

“In your family, what are some examples of you or a family member operating with unnecessary stubbornness? What would be the preferred alternatives?”

Please take a moment and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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