I wrote a three-part series of blogs a few months back on how to deal with conflicts in relationships. The blogs addressed; taking responsibility for our emotions, how to use perception checking when confronting conflicts, and how to seek solution while going through a dispute.
DISCLAIMER: It can seem very easy to write about conflicts when in a relationship where there are nearly no fights; I am aware of that. I know that some partnerships and relationships are more turbulent due to many years of challenges. I won’t pretend to know how that is. However, this blog applies to those who want tools to help confront the typical daily life struggles of communication in a relationship. I was recently in a situation where I had to out my tools to practice:
Avoid jumping the gun
I was so angry I could barely muster the words “I love you too” when he dropped me off at my apartment. I tried not to slam the door behind me, and I had to force myself not to start the fight right there and then.
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