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Keys To Resolving Conflicts

Are you continually in conflict with your spouse, your children, your boss and/or your colleagues? Do you believe that there’s a problem but it always seems to be the other person’s fault? Do you have challenges seeing your part in the problem? Are you resisting the possibility that you might have or you are contributing to the problem?

Resolving conflicts starts with

1- Letting go of the desire to be right

2- Accepting that you might and probably are contributing to the problem

3- Recognizing your part in the conflict

4- Listening to the other person with a genuine desire to understand her/him

5- Not taking things personally and not defending yourself

6- Verifying and clarifying any assumption you are making that might be increasing misunderstandings

7- Choosing to value the relationship and the person over your strong desire to be right

Dr.Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT
www.sandiegofamilytherapy.net

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Dr. Baya Mebarek

Dr. Baya Mebarek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She specializes in couple therapy, pre-marital therapy, and in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families dealing with depression.

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