Stage 5: Reconcile the Differences

If the previous steps are done sufficiently well, this step will be the easiest.  At this point, it should be straight-forward what is the best way to resolve the conflict.  However, you should also keep in mind: 

  • Short term v. long term benefits

  • Outside influences

  • Emotional pressures (such as anxiety, depression, anger, and compulsive urges)

  • Unhealthy influences (such as addiction or other self destructive behavior)

If you have any other concerns, seek professional help.