Conflict is an inevitable part of life. However hard we try, it’s not easy to avoid conflict permanently, but the stronger we are the more easily we will handle it, without having to cut ties.
If we choose to walk away, it may often be because we’re afraid to look deeply within ourselves. We may bury the things we don’t want to deal with, and pass those off, as if the problem doesn’t exist.
Some of us may sit on the fence and not deal with our issues, but not dealing with issues, may mean that communication stops until the conflict is addressed and resolved. Outer conflict may harm others if we deny our part.
Resentment and projection may ensue and that may cause relationships to drift, and may cause more resentment. When we judge, separation and conflict can occur. When we look to blame, we may simply be dealing with conflict within ourselves that we have never dealt with.
Emotional conflicts and resentments rarely have anything to do with the present moment. The present moment can be the catalyst for buried issues to surface. Most conflict comes from past issues not yet dealt with.
Those feelings are projected in the present moment that we may not always recognise, as being part of us and that can cause conflict.