The closer I get to 40 (gulp) the more I realize that conflict is integral to living fully. That turning disagreement into cooperation or at the very least understanding is the end game. That it's not always possible to be alone. That, dang it, being a team player does matter.
Maybe because of my tendency to prefer solitude I have limited team sports in my life (so to speak). But as a mom, and a member of a community, it's important to play well with others. I watch my daughters in their abilities to navigate difficult social situations and I am awed. Where did they get these skills?
Where can I get some?