When we align ourselves too strongly with one of the subsets of duality (a liberal and a conservative, for example) we are setting ourselves up for inevitable conflict. A key to conflict resolution may be to become educated about both sides and willing to see things from the other’s perspective.
As DeChurch and Marks state, “the manner in which groups handle emergent conflict may play a critical role in whether or not the conflict situation has a positive or negative impact on group outcomes”. The way a group communicates during conflict can mitigate conflict before it occurs or once it has occurred.
Everyone argues at some point, no matter how good the relationship is otherwise. Since everyone argues at some point, how do you dispute personal conflicts without compromising a relationship? Here are some things to think about before, during, and after an argument where a personal relationship is at stake.