28-03-2017 04:27 PM
Though conflict is often upleasant, it is a natural part of social interactions, and it can provide opportunities to work through and resolve issues within a relationship. Join @Rockpool this Topic Wednesday to talk about ways you can manage conflict. We'll cover ways to prevent conflict, communication, and setting boundaries.
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Good evening everyone and welcome to our Topic Wednesday about conflict and how to manage it.
As Cherrybomb mentioned above conflict is a natural part of social interaction. Conflict occurs due to differences in opinion, values, needs, expectations, thoughts and emotions.
So naturally, when two people form a relationship whether that be family relationships with our parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family, an intimate relationship with a partner, a friendship or relationships with work colleagues, conflict will arise.
The conflict itself is not a bad thing, even though for some of us it is perceived as being a negative thing. The issues arise if we are not able to manage the conflict in a constructive way and work towards a resolution.
Tonight we will be discussing different ways we manage conflict, how to manage it in a constructive way and some strategies you can use when conflict arises.
I am happy for people to ask questions as they arise and share their experiences with conflict and how this relates to you in your life at the moment.