69% of couple conflict is perpetual...the same old long-standing differences.
More important is HOW you fight than WHY you fight...
Learn emotional regulation: self-control, civility, impulse control.
Inner dialogue: "Can I understand my partner even if I have not had the identical experience?"
Contemptuous and critical fighting has an especially devastating effect on one's self-worth and the foundation of the relationship.
A trained Therapist can interrupt the repetitive, stuck, and negative cycles of fighting by helping process the emotions and thoughts that are harmful, to positively create a conscious relationship.
Therapists do not weight in on whose right or wrong.
Active listening and emotional engagement are imperative to long-term health and well-being.
Feeling heard, even if we are not agreed with, makes all the difference in the world.
learning how to say no