- Written by Vivian A. Scott
Watch any number of blockbuster movies in which good triumphs over evil and you'll probably see victims becoming heroes by ratcheting up the aggression and letting the bad guys have it. Winning! Those stick-it-to-em approaches may work for tidy Hollywood endings but in real life they rarely result in satisfying resolutions. Dealing with personal conflicts is much more complicated than a 90-minute fantasy in which a writer can edit her heart out until she gets the desired result. If you're interested in better endings to real-life disagreements, avoid these tactics.