That is what conflict looks like, right? Like the header that I just installed above. It is when it is, in a sense. Suddenly the outside world intrudes and one is stuck with a problem, like Jimmy Stewart. But that is just one frame.
Conflict can also look like stuff is frozen. No guns, not argument. Just stuck in time. Again, the outside world intrudes. And this is commonly referred to as a culture problem.
How to get beyond this? Good question — and an important question. Part of the answer may have to do with the culture. Part of it may have to do with you. How you contribute to the situation or help get beyond it. Interested? Let me know with a comment. We can talk.