confrontation

How to Win Any Argument

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by Melody Fletcher on June 16, 2014

Coaching Call #105 is out! The topic of this week’s call is: Divorcing an Abusive Husband When There’s A Child Involved. This mother in India is doing her best to leave her abusive husband, despite her family’s pressure to stay. Although her location does present some unique, cultural challenges, most of her fears, centering around [...]

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  Awesome Gabriella’s Burning Question: “How important are manners in the scheme of things?  Sometimes I find myself still being peacemaker in some situations or trying to deflect gossip in a nice way and accepting not so nice comments from people. You know, ignore, don’t make waves, it’s about them, the battle is with themselves, [...]

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Dear LOA: Why Do I Keep Attracting Abusers?

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by Melody Fletcher on April 10, 2014

  Awesome Tammy’s Burning Question: “Why do I keep attracting abusers? I have brilliant honest, open, respectful, loyal and loving relationships. The problem I have is they want to know why I am so nervey. I explain about PTSD due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual abuse. They all become more loving. Then a while [...]

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How To Disarm A Passive Aggressive Douchebag

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by Melody Fletcher on May 2, 2013

  Awesome Dude asks: “With confrontation, I was also wondering how to deal with the “passive-aggressive” type (ironically as I have a mild streak of this myself, I guess all people do). I am watching my own friend fall into the trap of a passive-aggressive/sneakier type of bully. This guy knows that my friend has [...]

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How To Say No, Or Is It Possible To Be Too Nice?

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by Melody Fletcher on September 20, 2012

  Courtney asks, “I pride myself on my personality, which is caring, kind, generous and easy-going.  However, I find myself cringing anytime someone refers to me as nice.  Or even worse…sweet.  It actually makes my stomach a little sick to hear those words.  For some reason, in my mind, being “sweet” is not a good [...]

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Emergency LOA: What To Do When The Sh*t Is Hitting The Fan

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by Melody Fletcher on September 2, 2012

  Today’s question comes to us from Awesome Dudette: “During the confrontation with authority figures in particular, WHAT DO YOU DO RIGHT IN THE MOMENT? e.g. When you are minding your own business and you attracted a bad manifestation like some security guard or power-loving authority harassing you and making you late or deciding to [...]

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  I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED! Why? Because I have something really, really special for you today!!! I was talking to a friend a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned how great it would be if I could post a real life coaching call, so people could listen in [...]

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In the post Grow A Pair! Overcoming Your Fear of Confrontation, I wrote about the fact that confrontation doesn’t have to be ugly. I explained that the act of confronting someone should be done with the mindset of achieving a win-win outcome and outlined steps on how to make that happen. And many of you [...]

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Grow A Pair! Overcoming Your Fear of Confrontation

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by Melody Fletcher on August 7, 2011

A few years ago, back in my big-wig corporate days, I was taking part in an executive workshop on leadership skills that lasted several days. As part of this workshop, we had the opportunity to bring up some of our current real world challenges, discuss them with the group and even explore some possible solutions [...]

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