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Conflict Narratives as a Good Place to Start
Conflict narratives as a good place to start

“[Narrative is] the primary form by which human experience is made meaningful.”

(Polkinghorne, 1988, p. 1)

“Storytelling works to build a continuous life of experience, linking the past to the future from the standpoint of the present.”

(Bochner, 1997, p. 418)

“[We create our sense of self partly] by telling our stories and consuming the stories of others.”

(Langellier, 1999, p. 125)

We are all familiar with the importance of talking about our experiences for the health and development of relationships of all kinds. We are, however, often less familiar with the implications of what (and how) stories are told and not told, and how conflict stories necessarily represent particular versions of a conflict episode or ...

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