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Present, Don’t Persuade

One of the most common mistakes we make in a disagreement is to convince ourselves that we must persuade the other person to see our point of view. But all we really need to do is lay out the facts … Continue reading

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Words: I vs. We

In our daily lives, and in our daily inter- actions with other people, we generally find ourselves using a lot of pronouns: I, me, we, they, them, he, she, and so on. And generally there’s no problem using them. They … Continue reading

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Every Difficult Relationship Has Lessons

As much as difficult relationships can give us heartburn and sleepless nights, they are an essential part of our  growth  as people. Difficult relationships not only teach us a lot about others,  but they also teach us more about ourselves—such … Continue reading

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Be loyal

Loyalty doesn’t come in half-measures. You are either loyal or you’re not and if you’re not, your partner will feel betrayed and their love for you will be dented. In time these dents intrude into the fabric of the love you share. Continue reading

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Give Honesty With an Equal Dose of Compassion

It’s  been  said  that honesty without compassion is cruelty. Yes,  it’s  true  that  we do prefer people who are straight up with us. We all want to know where we stand. But ever met someone who prides herself on brutal … Continue reading

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See Both Sides

There are indeed two sides—or more—to every issue or argument. And people will trust and respect you if you show them you can see the different dimensions of a situation, and not just the  one  you prefer. By actively seeing … Continue reading

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Practice Tolerance

When we speak of tolerance, we are talking about tolerance for other  people’s  points  of view, others’  ideas,  others’  strengths and weaknesses, and so  on. Remember that people are all different and they have different attitudes, opinions, and values. They … Continue reading

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