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Learn How You Can Handle Relationship Conflict

March 17, 2020

Conflicts and disagreements are a part of any relationship, yet what’s really is important is how you deal with them. How you deal with issues with a partner can make your relationship healthy or unhealthy. As such, keep reading to learn four tips to be mindful of the next time you find yourself in an argument and want to keep things healthy.

1) Welcoming Environments Allow For Open Communication:

If you want a healthy relationship with your partner, then you need to create a welcoming environment where you and your partner can both communicate openly with one another. You should cover both the things bothering you about the relationship, but also what is going well. Covering the positives and not dwelling only on the problems in the relationship means neither one of you winds up feeling like you’re doing everything wrong.

 

2) Keep Calm And Stay Respectful When Things Get Heated:

Some lines shouldn’t be crossed, and if you start hurling insults, put-downs, and personal jibes into the mix, then you’ve crossed some big ones. The focus of your dispute, heated or otherwise, has to stay on the particular issue at hand. Regardless of what triggered the argument, you should never curse or yell at someone, nor should you ever make someone scared or uncomfortable during the argument. You also shouldn’t do any of those things to someone else yourself. No one should ever feel as if they’re being attacked, nor should they need to feel like they need to move carefully through the conversation as to not provoke more anger from their partner.

 

3) Don’t Beat Around The Bush:

There are times where arguments happen with a partner because one person in the relationship has needs not getting met. When it seems like your partner is making mountains out of mole hills, then you need to consider if there is something bigger behind it all. Look at things from the perspective of your partner. How might you feel if there were role-reversal? If you can understand your partner at all, that’s better than just trying to get your point across.

 

4) Find Common Ground:

Striking some kind of balance that suits the needs and comfort of both partners is really crucial. If you both truly care about making your relationship work, then you’ll come to agreements on things but without thinking you’re making big sacrifices for the sake of your relationship. Compromise is essential to conflict resolution, and hopefully you’ll discover that common ground is easier to find than you might think. 

If you’d like to speak to a professional about your relationship, call Glenn Munt now at (07) 3371 0299.


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