It’s pretty easy to avoid dealing with conflict nowadays.
Do your former college roommate’s views on parenting irritate you? Hide her posts from your Facebook news feed.
Annoyed by the neighbor’s political signs on the front lawn? Sadly, it doesn’t take much effort to avoid interacting with neighbors these days.
Things start to get a little more complicated, however, when conflict exists within the immediate family. Real life doesn’t give you the option to “unfriend” or ignore your spouse, son or daughter, even when there’s something about the family dynamic that can easily bring anger to the surface.