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Conflict is a Canyon - By DAC partner, Tara Eisenhard

You don’t have to be divorced to know conflict. We have conflicts with people in all areas of our lives: our parents, children, coworkers, cashiers, neighbors, friends, friends-of-friends, random people on Facebook… this list goes on…

There are different ways to deal with conflict. Some conflicts can be avoided. Sometimes people dig their heels in and compete. Sometimes they back down and accommodate. Some conflicts are solved via simple compromise (although that usually isn’t ideal).

Most of the time, true peace and healing (for both sides) comes from collaboration. That is, when both sides are willing to sit down and dive deeper into the issue in an effort to find understanding and creative solutions. As a mediator, I see this process in action.

Collaboration. That’s what I want to talk about right now.

Last weekend, I did a really incredible thing…


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