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How to argue less
Episode 10329th January 2024 • Stress-Less Physician • Sara Dill
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Just like you don’t have to attend every party you’re invited to, you don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. Wow. What a useful alternative perspective to conflict engagement. 

Ever since I first heard this concept, I’ve been trying to apply it to my life. In doing so, I’ve found that this truth is both liberating and life-shaking, but it’s not always easy. That’s why in this episode, I wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts around how to argue less. I hope my suggestions help bring more peace into your life and relationships.

“I find that the less tightly that I hold on to my need to be right, my desire to try to control other people… the less I really care about arguing with people.” – Dr. Sara Dill

What You’ll Learn

  • It takes two to argue
  • Offense, defense or neutral
  • Check in with your reasons
  • 3 ways to decline to argue

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