How do you participate in conflict?

In our household over about the last year we’ve spent a bit of time looking at how we engage in conflict. It seemed it hadn’t been something we’ve been all that great at so we thought it was important to learn to do it better. We’ve had our friend Shawn Whelan, who is a professional mediator and negotiator, working with us on that. My tendency has been to avoid conflict, or to try and manage people and environments so that conflict will not arise.

I was wondering, how do you participate in conflict? Do you get straight into conflict or do you avoid it?

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