Conflict Resolution


Conflict can be defined as a disagreement or struggle between people with opposing needs, ideas, beliefs, values, or goals. According to Martin Luther King, Jr. this happens for one main reason:

Unfortunately, disagreements are easy to come by. Take any obstacle illusion for instance. While you'd think that everyone would see the same thing, they don't. Each person views the world from a different viewpoint. This viewpoint is developed based on what you go through in your life. As an addiction recovery coach, I can say that your addiction will affect your view of the world.

I can also say that it's important to learn how to deal with conflict appropriately. You want to make sure that you're dealing with conflict in a healthy manner. To do this you'll need to empathize with the other person in a calm way. You'll also need to be in charge of your emotions at the moment instead of allowing them to take charge of you. By working together you and the person with whom you're in conflict can come to some type of an "agreement" so that you can end the conflict amicably.

How well this works for you will depend upon your emotional intelligence. This means being able to recognize, understand, and choose the way you think, feel, and act. When you've been in addiction for a while, this can be quite challenging. However, this is something that you can work on with your addiction recovery coach. Together you'll ultimately see that the one thing we must remember is this:

“So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you." - John 15:12 (TPT)