Admittedly, I don’t enjoy confrontational situations at all. I find myself overly emotional, passionately so, with the kind of anger that could bring me into a friend’s classroom to let loose a venting session that could make Nurse Ratched look tame or unleash the flood gates as my anger pours into sadness and disappointment. But the honest truth is that confrontation and conflict resolution are a necessary part of life.
Conflicts happen: Disagreements. Misunderstandings. Bad days. Redirected or misguided attitudes. Ignoring our emotions when these kinds of things happen is pointless and potentially harmful. So it is both important and necessary to do more than just cope with these situations, but rather learn to defuse them and turn them into positives. Read more »