chapter  6
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RECONCILIATION: DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS FOR COMPENSATION AND FORGIVENESS

Up until this point, the group has been working together and in private, but there has been no contact with the perpetrator and observers. They now must engage in the work of reconciliation. What they have learned during earlier phases must be put into practice. Their new skills at assertion , expressing their feelings, negotiating. and being realistic are all going to be put to good use. Group members. having been told of the whole process, have been looking forward to this time with considerable trepidation. Some are sufficiently anxious that they engage in regression or denial or the projection of anger. Others grit their teeth and indicate that they are determined to finish at any price.