When any relationship ends, we all hope to remain friendly and amicable but due to the emotions surrounding the issue of rejection this is often hard for one party, if not both.
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Whenever we undertake any task, conversation or position, it is important that we remain consistent. This need to be consistent is an overriding human desire, and can in certain circumstances be used against you in litigation or negotiation.
If bad feeling and resentment creeps into a relationship break down, the costs both emotional and financial can be considerable, if not managed appropriately.
To compromise is to give up something you want to keep, in order to obtain a solution to the problem you are facing. By definition, in a compromise situation you lose. This is not to be confused with concessions, which are often called compromises, but they are not. A concession is where you trade something to receive something else in return. Concessions in negotiation are outside the scope of this blog. I will write about concessions separately.
Whenever we discuss a subject we make three non-conscious decisions: what we want to focus on; what it means to us; and what we should do to create the result we desire.