When conflict arises, avoid using blameful language towards your partner as that invites negativity into the situation. Try to communicate assertively and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions, and try to focus solely on the issue at hand.
Consider the following issues that arise when facing conflict with our partner:
- What is my automatic negative response when conflict arises? Anger? Withdrawal? Defensiveness?
- How do these reactions affect my ability to resolve issues respectfully?
- What can I do to counteract these reactions?
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
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