1. John’s is threat to lose his masculinity as his wife leaves him for another woman; 2. Sarah’s and Matt’s confusion by the fact of the breakup of their family; 3. John’s threat of the children being exposed to the lesbian relationship of Tracy; 4. Tracy’s threat that John will get the full custody of their children and will not let her visits them oft; 5. The threat that the children will suffer from the fact that parents cannot or do not want to negotiate.
How might Tracy answer if she was using avoidance tactics (denying the conflict, changing the topic of conversation, etc.)?
This tactic means ...