Confrontation is probably something we’ve all had to deal with, but if we can’t avoid it and find it difficult, how do we then deal with being confronted?
It is often inevitable that disagreements, arguments and confrontations may happen when we say something that others think inappropriate or offensive, without us replaying what we say in the way it was intended. But going in fighting and screaming wouldn’t be the best way to handle the situation.
Some people may try to avoid or ignore confrontation altogether, but the problem with that is that issues don’t just go away just because we choose to ignore them. There could be many reasons 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 the issue gets resolved.
We don’t have to be self-righteous when we talk. We also don’t have to prove to others that we’re right to believe what we know. And just because we talk or confront someone about an issue, it doesn’t mean the issue will turn into a power struggle.
No one needs to lose; it depends how both parties choose to deal with the issue. Behaving in a tactful and appropriate way can bring about a compromise on both sides.