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Dealing with Conflicting Opinions

As people we will generally do anything we can to avoid a conflict, and with good reason. Often times conflicts end in harsh words and hurt feelings. Who likes having their feelings hurt? No one. As a result we gravitate toward people who have adopted similar beliefs to our own and avoid people with differing ones. Now, this begs a question.

Is the actual conflict to blame for this or is it that we allow our emotions to take control?

It is my belief that there is nothing inherently wrong with a good debate. How else are we spouse to understand each other and respect our differences? However, there is a huge difference between a good conflict and a bad conflict. We have all been involved in a conflict that ended horribly and ruined a relationship. Here are some Read the rest of this entry