When conflict is unresolvable, sometimes the relationship will end, but this does not always have to be true.
I had not been aware that in my tendency to minimize or avoid, what i perceived as negative emotions, I was also not noticing what actually felt really good.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
Having your child become a teenager, can be one of the most fearful times of a parent's life! Wondering what is normal, when to call 911 and when to just hug them... are often parr for the course
Listen closely and support your child’s emotions. There’s no wrong way to feel. Let them know that you are on their side.
Principles, rules, values, beliefs or vows are meant to guide us...Unfortunately, very few values work in practice every single time, for every single situation, without ever conflicting with any other values we hold.
People use passive aggressive communication for a reason. Instead of joining in... we can find ways to make the conversation safe and open.