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.
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.
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.