More helpful ways of dealing with relationship conflicts.
In previous articles, we talked about how ineffective communication styles can feed into relationship problems. Here’s a few more thoughts to keep in mind for those who have difficulty resolving conflicts.
First and foremost, trust and commitment are at the heart of effective communication. Trust allows us to be vulnerable and express our true thoughts and feelings. With commitment, we approach conflicts with the interests of the marriage in mind rather than our personal needs, so we tend to listen better, are more accommodating, and more empathetic of our partner’s feelings and opinions.