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Part II: Repairing Damaged Relationships > Being Willing to Repair a Relationsh...

Chapter 14. Being Willing to Repair a Relationship

Like abandoned old cars, many relationships are left unrepaired on the side of the road. Even when healing a relationship is important to an individual’s career, often no real effort to fix things occur. Many people choose to walk away from a promising situation rather than work to fix a damaged relationship. It is sometimes difficult to understand why.

One reason may be that one party is reluctant or unwilling to discuss the matter. The only way to correct this is to initiate a conversation with that person. A comfortable way to do this is to make an open statement such as: “Our relationship is important to me, and I am anxious to know what it will take to repair and maintain it.” Of course, every person must design an approach that is comfortable. To assist you in initiating such a discussion, try one of the following tips:


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