Dr. Romance on: No Cooperation? Solve It Yourself!

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Dr. Romance on: No Cooperation? Solve It Yourself!
What do you do after you have tried everything and your partner, friend, child or colleague still wo

Hopefully, you will seldom need to solve a problem without your partner's cooperation, but knowing you can solve the problem for yourself and still leave the door open to your partner's participation means you can remain calm and gentle in the face of a partner's reluctance to cooperate. This will certainly be better for your relationship than feeling frustrated, angry and taken advantage of. These skills create an atmosphere of cooperation between people, and lead to negotiation that satisfies everyone involved.

For more about this topic, read "Couples Can Cooperate for Success"

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