We are all guilty! Yes, you too. Come on we all have a little dig here and there at our other half.
Remember at school when all our mistakes and errors were highlighted in red pen for all to see? All the great things we achieved were seldom so boldly highlighted.
Well we do the same in our relationships. We tend to pick up on, and highlight, all the negative things and not comment on the good things so much.
Arguments are common in all kinds of relationships. Some degree of conflict can even be healthy, as it means both people are expressing themselves, rather than keeping everything inside and letting emotions fester.
But if you’re bickering all the time, or simple disagreements end up in a hostile silence or a screaming match, it can really start to take a toll on things; or even leave you wondering whether you’re all that compatible in the first place.
Learning ways to handle disagreements constructively is crucial in any relationship.
Conflict is inevitable. It’s how you deal with it that counts.
Arguments and bickering don’t necessarily mean that the love is gone, but if handled incorrectly, they can destroy your relationship.
If you find you and your partner argue frequently, or about the same kinds of things a lot, it can be a good idea to think about what’s really causing the conflict.
Are you arguing about what you think you’re arguing about – or are there other things going on the relationship that are frustrating or worrying you?
Next time you find yourself bickering, ask yourself, “Is this worth fighting over?”. You will usually find that it really isn’t worth it.
Remember, life is short and some things just aren’t worth bickering over.
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