How great will it be if we can steer our relationships away from competition and stress and towards more trust and collective understanding! I see this happening on a regular basis, but it is a skill that can take many years to acquire. I still get it wrong more regularly than I would like to admit.

As with most other behaviour, it is sad how primitive our interactions can become when we are under pressure. We easily go into survival mode where we fight, flight, flee or hide – coping mechanisms to survive and to avoid pain.