What are some emerging trends you see in dealing with Difficult Relationships?

No question about it, you will be forced to deal with more Difficult Relationships, both at work and home in the weeks and months ahead. This trend will impact all of us in one way or another, so here's what to look for in understanding how to successfully manage relationship pressure in your personal and professional life.

Professionally- Unreasonable and highly difficult bosses, (like the one in the Dilbert comic strip), will go away as courts, corporations and especially customers won't tolerate bullies in business. Customer service will be essential for business profitability, and companies that don't practice this basic element of human respect will struggle, fail or be bought by competitors just to save the brand.

Personally- the biggest relationship trend will be massive numbers of Baby-Boomer parents who will grow tired of funding their "Late Bloomer" 20 & 30 year olds sons who never seem to grow up and join the adult world of paying their own way. The sons live off their parents income and act like they are retired, which might mean that mom and dad never get to retire so one of their boys can become a master at video games and live in the back bedroom forever.

I believe that we are going to see many of these "Late Bloomer's" put out on the curb to pay their own way; or a huge spike in divorces in near retirement age couples as some parents finally give up on trying to help their adult son's grow up.

Dwight Bain Bio:Author, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Family Law Mediator in practice since 1984 with a primary focus on solving crisis events and managing major change. Critical Incident Stress Management expert with the Orange County Sheriffs Office, founder of www.StormStress.com and trainer for over 1,000 business groups on the topic of making strategic change to overcome major stress- both personally & professionally. Corporate clients include: Toyota, State Farm, DuPont, Bank of America & Disney. Organizational clients include the US Army, Florida Hospital & the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Quoted in: Investors Business Daily, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution & Orlando Sentinel. www

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