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Apr 19, 2024

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." --Ambrose Bierce

How to Avoid Reaching a Boiling Point

Robert Glazer describes a failure to communicate clear and precise ground rules and boundaries up front around a shared backyard. Fear of confrontation as time went on prevented him from seizing opportunities to clarify intentions and social norms. Consequently, a seemingly simple situation turned into an awkward eruption and ended the possibility of friendship. He cautions that “addressing problems promptly and with candor not only can prevent a boiling point moment, but it also strengthens our relationships and builds trust.”

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Is there a situation in your life that could erupt into something far worse unless you confront it? Examine the fears that may be holding you back. Research and develop some caring approaches that would help relieve the pressure and generate a constructive conversation.



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