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5 Ways to (Respectfully) Disagree

It's easier to agree than disagree. But we can learn a lot from conversations where we don't see eye to eye — if we can listen and talk rationally, that is.

Unfortunately, many us either shy away completely from disagreements or lose it when things don't go our way. These 5 tips can help keep disagreements constructive — whether you're talking to a parent, friend, or anyone else:

1. Don't Make it Personal.

2. Avoid putting down the other person's ideas or beliefs.

3. Use "I" statements to communicate how you feel, what you think, and what you want or need.

4. Listen to the other point of view.

5. Stay Calm.

Click the link below to read more in depth about each of these tips.


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