How to handle confrontation

This month at SwanWaters, we’re looking at confrontation. And where possible, we are shining a light on one of the more nuanced subcategories of this topic: difficult conversations. From being unable to avoid talking to your abusive ex to talking with a friend who has hurt your feelings, we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find some of our own resources, and an array of different material produced by other people, that we couldn’t not share with you.

Preparing for Confrontation

There is not a person alive who looks forward to engaging in confrontation. Unless you’re the bully, of course. But you probably aren’t because a bully wouldn’t be reading this to try and develop themselves. So if you are a normal person of sound mind (looking for some insight on how to confront someone without peeing your pants), check out the links below.

6 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Confrontation

5 Strategies to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

The Ultimate Emotional Survival Guide for Empaths and Highly-Sensitive Women

5 Phrases for Becoming Assertive

What is Communication?

Communication isn’t just about talking. It is every interaction and exchange between us that conveys meaning. Below you will find helpful resources on a few different kinds of communication, along with some ideas on how best to utilize them. 

On Nonviolent Communication

The Trouble with Texting

Active Listening

Body Language Basics

5 Habits of Highly-Effective Communicators

10 Barriers to Effective Communication

Do Your Assumptions Affect How You Treat People?

Motivational Minute #45 – Encouraging Others

Communicating with Toxic People

We believe that relationship guidelines are fabulous. And most healthy people work the same way. But toxic and narcissistic people do not abide by normal or healthy guidelines. So this means that if there is any kind of abuse going on, the rules go out the window. But if you’re absolutely desperate and have to communicate with a toxic person, here are some ideas on how to deal with that.

It’s Not All About You: How to Communicate with a Narcissist

5 Must-Know Signs of Emotional Abuse

What Verbal Abuse Does to Someone

Dear SwanWaters – No Contact

Dear SwanWaters – Ambush

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