If you think about conflict that you’ve been dealing with in one respect or another, you’ll notice that every time you encounter conflict you start to polarize.  What that means is that you’ll interpret anything that creates stress from a position of two options.  You’ll think about right vs. wrong, good vs. bad, win vs. lose, and all vs. nothing. When you start polarizing you are only thinking two options and you start obsessing about the loss, the nothing, the stupid or the failure.  So what you do is make sure that in any situation around which there is conflict, that there are a minimum of three options.  You’ll be struck to see that when you offer three or more options any conflict now seems to be manageable.  So instead of polarizing, make sure there are multiple options… a minimum of three.
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