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The Truth About Negotiations by Leigh Thompson

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Truth 44How to negotiate with someone you love

Negotiating with someone you love, deeply respect, or have had a long-term relationship with is not always the walk in the park you might think it should be. Husbands and wives and dating couples are more likely to satisfice (compromise badly) and reach lose-lose outcomes!

When we think about negotiations with people that we love, there is a past, a present, and a future. When there is a lot at stake, emotions can run high. So it is best if you have a working approach.

Most of the negotiations we do in our personal lives with people that we love arise when we experience conflict. Conflict occurs when people perceive themselves to have incompatible interests involving scarce resources (who gets the ...

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