You can’t stand her. His behavior is galling. Every conversation is a confrontation with that person.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all got along?
But we don’t. Most of us harbor negative emotions toward certain individuals that go beyond run-of-the-mill irritation. Because we’re human — meaning we have different hopes, approaches, and triggers in our lives.
That doesn’t mean, however, those differences are always insurmountable. To the contrary, they could be the foundation for some of our most fascinating relationships. If we temper our animosity enough to see the other person’s value.
If you’re game to make your world a friendlier place, here are four ways to coach yourself.
1. Why bother? Because cookie-cutter opinions only get us so far.
It’s true what C.S. Lewis said, that friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
Common ground with another person lets us