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Suppose two children are fighting....

1. Wait.
2. Listen.
3. Now what do you suppose she means by that?
4. Wait.
5. Listen.
6. That's what he thinks you meant when you say that. Is that really what you mean/intend?
7. Repeat 1-6 until an accord is reached.
8. Now that you know all this, what can we do differently next time?
9. What else?
10. Repeat 9 until exhausted.
11. Given all those options, can you agree on one that works for both of you?
12. Shake on it.

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taphophile
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
This might work for some "adults" I've known.
pamc
Feb. 22nd, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Shhh! Don't you know we're all really just kids in adult suits?
mercuryslavejq
Feb. 22nd, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
i prefer the good ol' fashioned parenting method of threatening of both their lives.
pamc
Feb. 26th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
That's got to be the fallback position, IMNSHO..... but yup. That works too.
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