How NOT to Deal With Conflict at Work and Otherwise

Hint: Blowing your top at the office or at home is usually not a good idea!

A man and a woman fighting
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Conflict is part of life. How we deal with it – or how it deals with us – can mean the difference between job promotion or being sacked, a happy, loving marriage, or one where you dread coming home from work.

At one time or another we have all opened our mouths before putting our brains in gear with predicable results, some permanent.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."