Joe arrives home, in a sunny mood. His wife, Joanne, greets him at the door—“I’m really ticked off at you! I really didn’t like the way you handled our daughter last night!” She’s mad. Their teen, Sarah, came home 30 minutes after her curfew. Joe talked with her about it, but Joanne was upset with his approach.
Mary’s sister Beth is always asking her for help—money, rides, and you-name-it! If Mary can’t help, Beth becomes angry and hostile. And, she can be pretty guilt inducing too! It’s very hard for Mary to say no, even when she wants to.
The joys of conflict.
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