Resolving Conflict and Dealing with Anger...

 

Keeping our "heads together" in stressful times is something like a foxhole experience.  Those who have endured the horrors of trench warfare often remain friends for life, even though their ordeal may have lasted only a few weeks or months.  Why?  Because shared experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, creates the common ground in which deep-rooted relationships germinate and grow.  The greater the intensity of the experience, the greater the potential for bonds of love and intimacy that can bind us to one another in a beautiful relationship called a close-knit family.


From It Takes Two to Tango by Gary and Norma Smalley.

All excerpts from It Takes Two to Tango are copyright 1997, Gary and Norma Smalley, and are used with permission.

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