"Relations are complicated. Conflicts result from divergent beliefs, emotions, actions, and perspectives. Accept the mess and have fun with it."
Relationships might suffer from putdowns and power battles. Address disagreements and problems quickly. Avoid rolling in the muck.
Conflict is common, but our reaction to it isn't. Conflict arises when we try to change our partner rather than recognising their individuality.
"Love is a decision and a choice. Instead of criticising your partner's shortcomings, concentrate on supporting their development. Emphasize their accomplishments."
"Love the person you're with, whether you're engaged or just out dancing. When uncertainties develop, reevaluate by posing important questions to understand differences."
When you're annoyed with your lover, change your perspective. Instead of asking "why can't they...", state your true desire. Keep in mind what matters.
"When arguing with your partner, put intimacy above correctness. For a healthier relationship, pay attention to what they have to say and comprehend it."
Ask yourself, "Did we truly have an agreement?" whenever you become irritated because your partner doesn't act as you had anticipated.
In your partnership, drop any buried expectations. In order to grasp what is important to both of you, avoid disappointment and be truthful with your partner.
Ask whether it is true if you feel misunderstood and you aren't sure your partner cares. Think about the ways they show concern. Always have this in mind.
It's harmful to keep score in relationships. Share your concerns about inequality, strive for balance, and establish appropriate boundaries.