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problems and solutions

Posted in Uncategorized by Diana on January 9, 2010

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

– Stephen R. Covey

A wise woman once told me, “Address problems head on.” Most people would say that’s the common sense approach, but I’ve been surprised by how uncommon that practice is.

Whenever you’re faced with a problem, find ways to solve it. It doesn’t help to be passive aggressive. It doesn’t help to lash out against someone.

If you have a problem with someone, find a way to communicate the issue. Sometimes the other person doesn’t know there’s a problem unless you bring it up. Avoiding a problem only makes it bigger. Find solutions so that you can move on from the problem; don’t let it fester and remain a problem. Trust that the other person understands the situation from your perspective. A relationship without trust isn’t a strong relationship.

People make mistakes. People also learn from their mistakes.

Jealousy isn’t a flattering color on anyone. When jealousy consumes your thoughts, insecurities arise. Insecurities breed mistrust. Mistrust breeds irrational behavior. Then it’s just a vicious cycle of hurt and pain. Truly unnecessary roller coaster of emotions.

Many relationships (i.e., friendships, family, romantic, work) break because people don’t know how to communicate with one another. Find solutions to problems so that you don’t (permanently) damage worthwhile relationships.

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