Endless conflicts got you down? Disagreements are a natural part of any relationship – and how you handle those disagreements can make a major difference in happiness for both you and your partner.
“How couples disagree is one of the most important indicators of the health of their relationship,” says Dr. John Sharp, MDLIVE’s Chief Behavioral Health Officer. “Conflicts happen – it’s inevitable – and the state of your relationship can rest on how well you communicate with each other about these conflicts.”
Luckily, according to Dr. Sharp, people can easily learn to disagree more constructively by adopting new communication tools and techniques. The next time you run into conflict, try these tips: