The Secret to Making Conflict Productive

While many people hold on the old belief that conflict is bad for a relationship, the opposite is actually true. Having conflict means that you are involved with one another; it means that you are engaged in the process of having a relationship rather than simply ignoring naturally arising issues. Conflict only becomes a bad thing when we allow the circumstances of disagreement to lead us down the path of disrespect. Yelling at your partner, name calling, or otherwise disrespectful behavior only undermines the benefits of healthy conflict resolution. Having only one person speak at a time and agreeing in advance to a set of ground rules will support this process greatly.

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Shea Kamlet, Psy.D.
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