Conflict with family is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. It can be a difficult and uncomfortable situation to be in, but it is important to remember that it is a normal part of family life. Conflict can be caused by a variety of factors, such as different opinions, misunderstandings, or even disagreements. While it can be difficult to deal with, it is important to remember that it is possible to resolve conflicts and maintain healthy relationships with family members. The first step in resolving conflict is to understand why it is happening. It is important to take the time to identify the underlying issues that are causing the conflict. Once the underlying issues have been identified, it is important to communicate with the other person in a respectful and non-confrontational manner. This can help to reduce the tension and create a more productive atmosphere for resolving the conflict. It is also important to remember that it is okay to disagree. It is important to listen to each other’s point of view and be open to compromise. This can help to create a more peaceful environment and allow for a more effective resolution to the conflict. It is also important to remember that it is okay to take a break from the situation. Taking a break from the conflict can help to clear the air and allow for a more productive conversation. It is important to remember that it is okay to take a break from the situation and come back to it when both parties are in a better frame of mind. Finally, it is important to remember that it is possible to resolve conflicts and maintain healthy relationships with family members. It is important to remember that conflict is a normal part of family life and that it is possible to resolve it in a respectful and productive manner. Taking the time to identify the underlying issues, communicating in a respectful manner, and being open to compromise can help to create a more peaceful environment and allow for a more effective resolution to the conflict.
Conflict with Brother or Sister or Parent
A. Tried to discuss the issue relatively calmly
B. Did discuss the issue relatively calmly
C. Got information to back up his/her side of things
D. Brought in someone else to help settle things (or tried to)
E. Argued heatedly but short of yelling
F. Yelled and/or insulted
G. Sulked and/or refused to talk about it
H. Stomped out of the room
I. Threw something (but not at the other) or smashed something
J. Threatened to hit or throw something at the other
K. Threw something at the other
L. Pushed‚ grabbed‚ or shoved the other
M. Hit (or tried to hit) the other person but not with anything
N. Hit or tried to hit) the other person with something hard
O. Other. Please describe:
0 =Never ‚ 1= Once that year‚ 2=Two or three times‚ 3=Often‚ but less than once a month‚ 4 =About once a month‚ 5=More than once a month
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