“How many of you love dealing with conflict?” I often ask when I do conflict resolution training. No hand goes up. “How many of you believe conflict sucks?” I ask. This time, everyone laughs and raises a hand. Whether we go through a relationship or marriage crisis, whether we face a conflict at work, or whether we experience some existential crisis, the reality is that we associate conflict with pain, sometimes with intense pain. Ah! If we could just get rid of conflict! …(to read more)

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