Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to End an Argument and Forgive Others

  1. Step 1

    Remember that tomorrow is not promised. Every minute we have is precious. Why waste it being upset at someone? And what if that person won't be there tomorrow? Being angry is not the way you'd like to remember that person.

  2. Step 2

    Let go of who is right or wrong. That is not important. What is important is maintaining a relationship with the person.

  3. Step 3

    Think about the reason the argument started. It almost always is something unimportant in the whole scheme of things.

  4. Step 4

    Realize that arguments are most often misunderstandings and that hurting you was probably just the end result, not the intention.

  5. Step 5

    Make the first move. Especially if you are dealing with a stubborn person. Just call him/her or reach out.

  6. Step 6

    Keep in mind that ending an argument is beneficial for both of you. Hurt feelings weigh a lot and can be a burden for both of you.

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