Compromise defuses emotional crisis

 

 

 

“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” –Robert Fritz

Many times to preserve your integrity and avoid even greater conflict one party in a dialogue has to raise the white flag and hope that the other party will be willing to end a conflict and get on with living. – g

Last night I tossed and turned in bed while thinking about the course of action my sister and I had chosen for a mutually assured destruction of   our familial relationship. I realized after an almost sleepless night that in this instance both side of the equation were pursuing goals detrimental to both sides.

Early this morning I decided to raise the white flag of surrender and start a dialogue with my sister at seven a.m. She was initially argumentative and skeptical but after one cup of coffee we reached a solution that was equitable to both of us. The peace pipe had been offered and shared.

Hopefully the suffocating tension that kept us gnarling at one another will be a thing of the past.

I cancelled my scheduled afternoon brain storming session with Nurse Angela today because on Saturday the test was administered to me by the social workers who visited my suite. Good things do happen at the right time for the right people. 🙂

I would like to thank all those readers who offered me their prayers, words of encouragement and morale support for a good outcome in this matter. 

Sometimes you just got to know when to hold hem, know when to fold them,  know when to walk away and know when to run. 

This had been one of those moments for decision making.

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