Interpersonal conflicts are part of everyday life and can be seen from minor disagreements with friends, families, spouses, and others to major disputes, which may be deciding factors for the future of certain relationships. An interpersonal conflict is a struggle between two people because they have conflicting goals or needs or because of some misunderstanding (Beebe, Beebe, and Redmond, 2005). People experience conflicts or disagreements because their needs, such as the need for power, belonging, and freedom, are not the same; there are not enough resources to meet each individual’s goals; or they become too competitive and the goals are no longer the primary issue (Cupach & Canary, 1997).
Michael D. Reiter, Ph.D
"Conflict Analysis on Everybody Loves Raymond,"
Mako: NSU Undergraduate Student Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
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