Posts Tagged ‘mediating disagreements’
When a close friend and a family member (or two close friends) start a feud, it is an uncomfortable position because you love them both. Speaking of being the “woman in the middle,” this quandary is not a soft landing spot. How do you maintain your neutrality? How do you handle this hot bed of coals?
Nothing beats honesty! Being a mediator is ideally an optimal role.
Optimistically , both sides will listen so that they can restore the closeness and harmony that they once enjoyed. If nothing works, the saving grace is that the ownership of their feud belongs to them. Although it is painfully troubling to see their fragmentation; hopefully, they will eventually work things out. Nonetheless, this problem is theirs exclusively. I have my hands full with my own issues!
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