Each year, April 2 is recognized as Reconciliation Day. The idea was launched by Ann Landers, the late advice columnist, who saw that mending fences — even if those fences had been broken for a long time — could be a good thing for those involved.
Conflict resolution can involve reconciliation, a clean break, or some other customized approach. Both the process of resolving the conflict and the fact of laying it to rest can be very valuable to the parties.
Three cheers to Ann Landers and her successors at Annie’s Mailbox for creating and continuing Reconciliation Day!