Excellence in online learning since 2006

How to Balance Differentiation and Bonding

How to Balance Differentiation and Bonding

How to Balance Differentiation and Bonding

  • Media type: Article
  • Time Investment: 5 -7 minutes
  • Date Published: 10/29/2021

When a relationship has both differentiation and bonding you can express differences and unmet needs, and responsibly do your own thing without it being a threat to the bond with another. You honor each others choices. There's trust rather than a sense of resentful obligation. Needs-based negotiation is easier. See if you tend to emphasize only differentiation or bonding in your relationships. Imagine how to support the opposite.

A Library subscription is required for access. Library members:  Sign In