Tip #2: Be Constructive, Not Destructive
I recently created a short video on this topic HERE.
Do you act disgusted by your partner?
Roll your eyes, name call, fight to win, blame, ignore, insult and/or provoke your partner?
If so, you are stuck in a destructive response style.
In order to get constructive with conflict, first practice tip #1.
Mobilization prompts you both into action mode. Once you see it this way, it’s easier to shift into constructive conversations.
This includes making healthy eye contact and staying present to your partner’s perspective.
It means you can take a deep breath when the conversation feels hard. This also helps you speak your truth while seeing the good in your partner and listening with an open heart.
Tip #3: Apologize Correctly
Strive for the first and second tips, but know you won’t always get it right.
Imperfect union, remember? So, when it goes wrong, know how to apologize.
My kids and I made a video on apologies HERE.
Yes, my kids! I borrowed a method that they’ve learned at school on how to apologize.
And, guess what? It’s a two-step process! Most of us only say “I’m sorry.”
What’s missing is how to soothe our partners after we’ve hurt them.
We share the follow-up question you need to ask in our VIDEO.
Use these 3 simples tips to manage conflict better.
Think of it as your conflict guide during disagreements. Let it help you be intentional about your relationship. Truly strive to Love AND Live Better!
I promise that conflict can strengthen your relationship with your partner.
When addressed well, these differences can create relationship breakthroughs.
These disagreements can bridge instead of divide you and your partner.
Ready to live and love better with your partner? Here’s where to start…