Dysfunctional Cycles in Conflict Management

Identifying Dysfunctional Cycles in Conflict Management

Rare is the family who adopts a healthy paradigm f or conflict management.Instead, most family members learn “strategies” that have been passed down to them from parents who also lacked healthy paradigms for conflict management.

As a result, family members use a range of strategies that are not constructive, such as: 

  • Blaming and retaliation
  • Disempowerment
  • Resentment collections
  • Lack of confidence around boundaries
  • Reactivity

To be clear, it is quite common for family members to use one or all of these strategies, so there’s no need to panic if you find that you use every single one of them. The good news is that the Internal Compass can be used to solve each of these dysfunctional strategies.

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