Conflict resolution is an important skill for caregivers managing and resolving conflict requires the ability to quickly reduce stress and bring your emotions into balance the following are tips for resolving conflict with the Care recipient (cr)

Try: Listen for what is felt as well as said when we listen we connect more deeply to our own needs and emotions and to those of other people make conflict resolution the priority rather than winning the argument maintaining and strengthening the relationship rather than winning the argument should always be your first priority be respectful of the cr’s viewpoints focus on the present if you’re holding on to old hurts and resentments you won’t be able to focus on issues at hand rather than looking to the past and assigning blame work on the present problems pick your battles conflicts can be draining so it’s important to consider whether the issue is really worthy of your time and energy be willing to forgive resolving conflict is impossible if you’re unwilling or unable to forgive the cr let things go if you can’t come to an agreement agree to disagree it takes two people to keep an argument going be the bigger person and move on

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Communication, Emotional Psychological

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Conflict resolution conflict

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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