Posts Categorized: Conflict Resolution

How to Make a Decision When You Disagree

How to Make a Decision When You Disagree

Make compromises when it counts

What should we do when we both feel right during a disagreement?  How should our disagreement be handled while making a decision? These questions are common…especially since “most marital arguments cannot be resolved,” stated by John Gottman in his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  To make a decision when you disagree as a couple is an issue I continue to see in my therapy practice.

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Text Fighting: The Do’s and Don’ts

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How to avoid digital conflict

Have you ever had the day of desperately wanting your partner to understand how you feel, so you quickly grab the telephone and send a text message? And as you grab the cell phone, you rapidly write your response with your raw thoughts and emotions, and then press send button.  While anxiously awaiting a response, you check your phone various times within just a few seconds.  As the response from your partner comes through, you quickly become upset and throw a text message right back....and the text fighting begins. 

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