Loving relationships create a safe arena in which to resolve conflicts. In the safe arena, both people are open to learning about themselves and each other, and as they caringly listen to each other and gain new understandings of each other’s feelings and points of view, new solutions to problems can emerge. But how do you resolve conflict when the other person is closed and not likely to ever open?
This is the issue that Mira asked me about:
What is the best way to resolve conflict with someone who is not open and is not likely to ever open, but someone you are obligated to deal with on a regular basis, like my elderly father.