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How to Handle Difficult Personalities

Here we share four key attributes that make people difficult to work with. Recognizing these key attributes will not only help you diagnose where relationships are going wrong—it will help you build the skills to work through those attributes effectively. Watch our latest video series to learn more.

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More Tips for Having Tough Talks with Your Teen

In this article, we explore more tips for having tough talks with your teens. Talking to your teenagers about topics like alcohol, drug use, social media, bullying, and sexuality are not easy things. You’ll learn how to do that here.

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How to Create a Safe Environment in Difficult Conversations

In order to have a successful difficult conversation—you need to create the right environment. Creating a safe environment for open dialogue when emotions are high and the tension is real can be hard to do. This week we share practical tips on how you can create a respectful environment that everyone feels safe to share in.

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The Hardest Conversation I Have Ever Had

It can be a challenge to hold onto the skills you have learned when the risk is high and you are spinning in a swirl of negative emotions. I was recently thinking about a time in my life when difficult conversations were too difficult for me.

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