You won’t always agree with everyone. You don’t have to agree to be kind to each other. We are all individuals and have our own thoughts, feelings and opinions.
Our individuality is what makes us special.
You may not agree with each other and to be honest there will be more times then not that you disagree with each other. It is ok.
Just because you disagree doesn’t mean you can’t be kind.
Emotions are running high if you didn’t feel connected to the issue you wouldn’t be so emotional about it. Take a step back, listen to the other side and share why you feel the way you do and why it is so important to you.
Each and every one of us want’s our feelings, thoughts and opinions heard and having our say is just as important as what we have to say.
Listening is just as important as being heard.
On the caring journey this is also very important.
You may not agree however you don’t have to be unkind.
Listen to what others have to say and discus it in a reasonable and kind way.
You know how important it is to be heard and I can guarantee that your aged loved ones and siblings feel exactly the same way.
Emotions are running wild at the moment – change is happening for everyone and change is difficult. You are all adults and you all know best.
Take a step back and respectfully listen, no it isn’t alwaysas simple as just listening however if you remember a few things then it will go smoother…….
Treat each other with kindness.
Treat each other respectfully.
If things are tense set up some rules for the discussion (everyone gets a say, no yelling, taking a break).
All parties are emotional because it matters to each of you.
Remember why you are having the conversation.
Get outside help if you need it.
You can all be right and wrong at the same time.
You don’t have to agree to be kind to each other.
The top 5 things I wish I knew is another resource that can help you on the caring journey.