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Seniors Dealing with Disagreement

Jul 8th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the most disagreeable experiences for senior citizens is to disagree. The human reaction is to fight (argue) or flee (avoid). Conflict usually prompts excessive cortisol in the human body, and too much of that chemical is harmful. It creates discord that sometimes takes a while to dissolve.

Disagreements come with all kind of emotional responses, and some physical, most all without value or good consequences. Effective problem solving usually brings some sort of satisfying calm, but many of us seniors just weren’t taught how to solve problems well. We know how to ‘stand our ground’ and how to use avoidance, but neither is effective in dealing