Appropriate Resolutions for life’s relationships.


Original stories by Joseph Ravick with a common theme. 

The Conflict Chronicles feature real-life situations, the people, their relationships, the ways they reacted or responded, and the outcomes which they experienced whether they liked it or not.

          CONFLICT CHRONICLES is about how conflict affects relationships, sometimes to the point of crisis, and what options people have chosen or can choose to do about it. I chose creative non-fiction as a means to describe what I've experienced and learned in the hope that others might find my stories helpful and fun. I have also added relevant aphorisms and anecdotes I've appreciated. Please enjoy.


For comments or questions, please send an email to Joseph. Thank you. Joseph Ravick

And for another humorous interlude … BETTER MOTTOS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY...

· Team work is essential. It lets you blame someone else.

· It would be a great world if everyone was half as pleasant as the confidence man who's about to skin you. 

· Politicians try to get money from the rich and votes from the poor by promising to protect each from the other.

· Everything's relative: Break a mirror at the age of 98 and you'll rejoice at facing seven years of bad luck.

· If some politicians ran for office unopposed, the election would end in a tie.

· The young and old know all the answers; in-between, we can't even be sure of the questions.  

Website table of contents  and Joseph Ravick …  links to what’s on this site and who I am.

ABOUT Conflict...  What conflicts look like…

DisputesWHAT DO DISPUTES LOOK LIKE,  and how do people react or respond when conflicts escalate into disputes? (the many faces of conflict),.

COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT  Definitions, terms, jargon

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TIPS AND GUIDELINES: Strategies and behaviours for you to apply when in conflict.

CONFLICT CHRONICLES: Original stories by Joseph Ravick with a common theme. The chronicles feature real-life conflicts describing the people, their relationships, and the outcomes which they experienced whether they liked it or not.  



Follow the links to the chosen Conflict Chronicle, then you can return here or anywhere else on the website through the navigation-bar at the bottom of each page.

The Huge Cost of Being Right  The reality is the bottom line in business (or anywhere).

HOT BUTTONS: When you're HOT … You're HOT! If you’re being honest, you also better walk the talk.

VALUES are what really matter…in conflict or life! With a self-reflecting exercise if you're up for the truth.

CURB THOSE COMPULSIONS…… to attack or avoid, to fight or to flight!

COMMITMENTS…  Make 'em or break 'em… your choices will define your relationships!


GIVE THE GIFT OF HONESTY: Care enough to assertively say “no!”

Put the conflict 'monster' on the table… this group of co-workers did just that and changed their reality.

Definitions, terms, jargon


Please visit again as I will be adding additional chronicles each month.  Thank you.     -  Joseph Ravick