Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. The disagreement may be personal, financial, political, or emotional. When a dispute arises, often the best course of action is negotiation to resolve the disagreement.

One tendency for most people is to try to compromise their standard of conduct when faced with strong opposition. The best way to handle this situation is to listen carefully to both sides then take the best from each and develop a new method of handling the situation. This is called consensus and really works. Both sides feel they got something for their effort. It is a win win for both.

Do not assume you are wrong and the other party is automatically correct, or that you are right and the other party is wrong. Listen carefully and then decide after healthy discussion what is the best thing or direction for both of you to go. Many people are afraid of confrontation and try to avoid it. They do not realize that confrontations are the way to get things changed and going in the right direction.

The next time you have a conflict, engage in the problem solving. This is how people solve many issues and move forward. Embrace the change.

At Hope Counseling Service, in Warren, MI you can learn how to handle confrontations, conflict and other challenging issues in a healthy productive way.

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