"The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.." Mignon McLoughlin, "The Neurotic's Handbook." 1960
I know- you are probably wondering what else can he possibly say about conflict. It's been a frequent topic here over the last few months. What I want to mention today does makes a slight shift. I'm going to talk about some practicalities of conflict management in our close relationships. And I'm going to list these as bullet points (how did we ever get by before the bullet point was invented?). I want you to know though that I'm only using bullet points so that I can fit-in better in The Land of Blog. I don't like bullet points when it comes to talking about human relationships- our relationships are too complex to be summed up tidily in a silly little bullet point. But I know too, that people will not read anything on the net that is much more than three or four paragraphs long. And to even get people's attention for that long, it needs to be set out in an easily readable format. The minute people turn on their computers, it seems they have an attack of Attention Deficit Disor- wow, these new shoes are so uncomfortable....
"Some occasional thoughts about families, relationships, and other things that distract us...."