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How should I deal with personal conflicts?

Lisa Oz
Health Education
The next time you find yourself in an ongoing argument with someone, try switching sides. Give them all the reasons to show why they are right and have them defend your position. For example, if your teenager wants to go to a party on Saturday night, let her demonstrate why this is a terrible idea, while you try to convince her that it is perfectly acceptable. See if there are any points on which you both actually agree. Create a resolution from the areas that overlap.

Take an inventory of your relationships. List the good ones, the mediocre ones, and the ones that you, frankly, could do without. Beside each one, write down the ways in which you have grown or reacted poorly because of it. If you find that the relationship has had a negative impact on your personal and spiritual development, resolve either to bless it and put it in the past, moving on without resentment or to improve it by changing yourself.

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