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Part I: Interpersonal Conflict
Conflict in interpersonal relationships is often emotionally draining and exhausting. It all happens because of the social or personalized ties that we form with others. Studying conflict is already a daunting task; add the term interpersonal and the task becomes either broader or more specific, depending on the definition used.
We opt for a broad definition of “interpersonal” conflict in this section. We define the “interpersonal” aspect of conflict as any interpersonal conflict situation or interpersonal conflict relationship in which some of the following features exist: (a) the two or more individuals in the relational system are interdependent, (b) the mutual influencing process can be casual or meaningful in direction, (c) their relationship ties can be social or personalized in nature, (d) there ...