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Chapter 6: What is This Really about? Working with Displacement in Conflict Communication
The kernel of all jealousy is lack of love.
Much of what we assume about achieving collaborative negotiation within a rational framework of conflict management has to do with people arguing or dialoging about the actual issue that divides them. To negotiate a resolution to a conflict presupposes that the to-and-fro exchange of communication is focused on an actual, tangible issue on which the participants disagree (e.g., Fisher & Ury, 1981). In the everyday reality of conflict, however, this is not always how people behave. Communication often has less to do with participants following rational techniques of resolving specific ...