A state of disagreement in which the needs, values, and interests of the parties involved are under perceived or actual threat. Conflict can also be internal, that is, within oneself.
Example: When the couple was undergoing a divorce, they hired a professional mediator to help resolve their heated financial disagreements.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Conflict. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 4, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/conflict/