How To Manage Conflict When Your Default Defense Mechanism Is Cutting People Off

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Release resentment

Finally, when the hatchet has been buried in regard to a disagreement or offense, it’s important to let go of any grudges you may be holding against the person. Resentment is a silent but deadly relationship killer. Not only does it cause you to continuously build a case against your loved one in your mind, it can fuel a desire to seek revenge. Once you’ve agreed to mend fences, let that hurt go.

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