Get Help Resolving the Conflict in Your Relationship
There is no such thing as a conflict free relationship. Some people have the mistaken belief that a happy partnership or marriage should be no arguing, fighting, or conflict of any kind if they really loved each other. A common trait in successful relationship is not the absence of conflicts but knowing how to behave during conflicts. Some examples of non-productive responses to conflict are avoiding conflict, denying conflict, changing the subject, reacting emotionally (aggressive, abusive, hysterical or frightening), blame others, making excuses, and letting someone else deal with it.
Couples Therapy will assist you to gain the skill set to effectively resolve conflict in a constructive not destructive manner. Skills are developed that allow participants to unite when facing difficult situations. Rather than battling one another, members are encouraged to work together to overcome issues that if left untreated, can create feelings of anxiety, depression, or contempt. It is our experience that increasing ones’ skills in this area can create a new sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy for those who have spent their lives struggling to manage conflict and avoid new experiences.
In our therapy, the client will learn new Conflict Resolution Strategies. Some of the benefits of this will be:
- It can alert you to underlying problems or issues which you may have been ignoring.
- It can help you to get a better understanding of the emotions involved.
- It can promote healthy growth, helping you to grow closer to the other person.
- It can serve as a release of tension.
When we see the constructive aspects of conflict, we no longer have to fear or dread it so much. Constructive resolution of conflict can bring partners closer and more connected.