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Week 9

Topic: FAMILY CONFLICTS

Contents:

What is Conflict?

Ways of Resolving Conflicts

A. WHAT IS CONFLICT?

A conflict is a struggle between two or more people who disagree. A family conflict is a struggle between two or more family members who disagree over issues.

CAUSES OF CONFLICTS IN FAMILIES

  1. Situational Causes: Any situation that dissatisfies people can cause conflict
  2. Personality Difference: Different behavioral pattern can bring about conflicts in the family
  3. Power Struggle: Conflicts can occur when people feel a need to be in control. Power is the ability to influence another person.

NEGATIVE RESULTS OF CONFLICTS

  1. Negative emotions arise such as anger, fear e.t.c
  2. People who are often angry may become ill
  3. People may say things they do not mean
  4. Relationships suffer
  5. Violence may occur

B. WAYS OF RESOLVING CONFLICTS

Conflict resolution is a process that occur in five stage

  1. Becoming aware of the conflict or problem
  2. Setting limits
  3. Arguing stage
  4. Negotiating and compromise
  5. Following up

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  1. Use words, not fists
  2. Take a decision to resolute the conflict peacefully
  3. When you talk, take turns i.e every person must be given the chance to talk
  4. Show respect to the other person and control your voice
  5. Speak the truth

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