Building Your Peace Chest
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This Building Your Peace Chest series will help you understand and develop skills to effectively prevent conflict and de-escalate existing conflict. You will learn to engage conflict with purpose and goals rather than reacting, to apply mediation skills to achieve cooperation, and to build collaborative relationships.
You’ve heard about the “War Chest” - saving up money and resources to prepare for war. Unfortunately, that’s the way many people prepare for a conflict. How about preparing a “Peace Chest” instead? You can turn a negative and uncomfortable situation into something manageable, maybe even productive.
You will find these workbooks invaluable as you work to improve your conflict management skills. You are going to read through some of my suggestions and examples and say to yourself, “I don’t want to do that. I don’t like my (former) spouse/co-parent.” If you desire a happy and satisfactory future, you have to work through those feelings. If you can’t change your perspective, you are allowing others to control your perspective and dictate your future.
Each workbook in the Building Your Peace Chest series will walk you through the pieces that will make you more skillful and comfortable in resolving conflict in your life.
The first workbook, What Is A Peace Chest?, describes the underlying reasons for conflict and explains the value of resolving conflict collaboratively even if you feel justified to handle it more combatively.
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"Conflict within a relationship is almost always inevitable.