Though it’s tough to admit, if we could take a step back and look at difficult situations we encounter, we would realize we are creating our own problems. “I knew that guy was unhappy, but I just didn’t want to deal with it. I had enough on my plate as it was. After all, it was clear to me that I was right. I just figured he would be able to sit down, think about it, and come to his senses. How wrong I was. He even went so far as to hire an attorney and declare war! A great deal of time, stress, and money later, he finally backed off, but the relationship was compromised and there was, of course, no apology. If only I had had a heart-to-heart conversation with him, the whole hassle might never have occurred”…

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