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Taking the High Road
Lori Almost Live

Taking the High Road

Be the person to initiate peace.


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Visitor Comments: 12

(12) Anonymous, October 26, 2014 2:35 AM

Great General Advice

But it assumes that everyone in our lives is "functional."

Unfortunately, I can verify, from personal experience, that this approach will NOT work with individuals who are nonfunctional, such as those with untreated mental illness (such as bipolar) or a personality disorder (such as psychopathology, borderline personality disorder, and extreme narcissism) or addictive behavior.

Unfortunately, nonfunctional individuals, more-often-than-not, would use our gestures of kindness against us and in this case, the "higher road" should most likely consist of protecting ourselves (mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically) and refusing to commit lashon hora (since our good deeds will eventually speak for us).

(11) Anonymous, August 10, 2014 12:35 PM

Alas, I tried to take the high road with one of my siblings. Unfortunately he has chosen not to communicate with me. We have had a contentious relationship for our entire lives, and that too is very sad. However, I believe taking the high road brings peace of mind even if the outcome is less than ideal. I've done everything humanly possible to have something of a cordial relationship with this sibling, but it just isn't happening. Life is too short, so I will channel my efforts into a much more positive direction.

(10) Mary, August 29, 2013 10:44 PM

conflict resolution

Laurie, almost live, is so right. This is the absolute best way to resolve conflicts.

(9) Anonymous, August 29, 2013 12:27 PM

great simple message

As always, sound so simple and obvious when you say it! Thanks R.Lori, your messages are always little moments of clarity. With appreciation.

(8) willy, August 28, 2013 11:59 AM

i listen to your comments to learn. i never thought that you would put me to my issues are an little different than what you have here but needs to be addressed. i would tell you but not here. just as there are two sides to every coin, there is two sides to my problem. thanks

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