Confrontation is probably something we’ve all had to deal with, but if we can’t avoid confrontation and find that difficult, how do we deal with being confronted?
Disagreements, arguments and confrontations may often happen when we say something that others think inappropriate or offensive, without replaying what we say in the way it was intended. But for anyone who goes in fighting and screaming that wouldn’t be the best way to handle any situation.
Others may try to avoid confrontation altogether, but the problem with that is that issues don’t go away just because we choose to ignore them. There could be many reasons why we choose not to confront someone, but where that may work for a finite time, avoiding issues altogether isn’t sorting out the problem.
Not dealing with the issue means we’re not willing to mediate or compromise if there are compromises to be made. It also won’t set us up for a rightful passage to peace. We can never be at peace when we spend our lives avoiding issues or people. It’s better we talk. That way the issue doesn’t magnify, and it gets resolved.
Talking doesn’t mean we have to be self-righteous to prove that we’re right. We also don’t have to prove that we’re right to believe what we know. And just because we talk or confront someone about an issue, doesn’t mean the issue will turn into a power struggle.
No one needs to lose, it depends on both party’s approach and how they choose to deal with the issue. Behaving in a tactful and appropriate way can bring about a compromise on both sides.