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Risk Factors

Restoring a damaged relationship involves risks. You may, for example, gather up your courage in a sincere effort to restore an important relationship, only to be rebuffed for your initiative.

Howard. After two days of increased silence and tension on the job, Howard approached his boss, Erin, to reconcile a communications misunderstanding. Erin responded by walking away. However, the following morning, Erin invited Howard to lunch with her, and the relationship was fully restored. With time to think over Howard’s gesture, Erin had a change of attitude. The risk had been worth taking after all.


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