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Friends, co-workers, and even family members are avoiding each other because they don’t agree. We are struggling to get along. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner has a new book to help titled, Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate. How can family members enjoy more peace and less fighting? In today’s conversation, you’ll learn:

3:45 How conflict can be a good thing

6:00 What are the four factors involved in conflict?

6:40 How did you and your wife settle your peanut butter dispute?

9:40 It might not be about compromise, it might mean taking turns to help your family member chase a dream

11:00 Escalation doesn’t always involve getting louder

11:55 Re-connecting with someone you are estranged from

19:50 What do you do when your middle school aged girl is wearing shorts that are too short?

23:50 When you’re in a pit in your marriage, do this…

Jay Payleitner’s new book is Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate: Conflict is inevitable, being a jerk is optional. Jay has worked with the National Center for Fathering, and has sold more than half a million books including 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad and Moms Bringing Out the Best in Dads. He and his wife Rita have raised five kids, loved on 10 foster babies, and are enjoying grandparenthood. Learn more here.

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