“You’re sharing your emotions, and those are more vulnerable. Let’s be honest: When you share your vulnerable emotions and they aren’t received, it’s almost worse than if you hadn’t shared those vulnerable emotions at all.”
Most couples do not have a predictable way to navigate strong emotions and conflict.
Instead of resolving conflict as it occurs, they build up hurts and resentment over time. Learn insights for dealing with conflict in a way that brings you together.
Excerpts from Podcast Episode 2:
Strategies for Resolving Conflict: Timing matters
Most couples do not have a predictable way of resolving conflict effectively. One important strategy for resolving conflict effectively is to know how to know how to call a time out when things are heated and how to come back to it once things have settled.
Strategies for Resolving Conflict: Wording Matters
Constant conflict in marriage can be exhausting. When you don’t know how to bring up a “hot topic”, it can make you feel stuck. Learn tips for communicating things that are bothering you in a way that still keeps you connected as a couple.
Strategies for Resolving Conflict: Response Matters
Many couples brush issues under the rug rather than resolve hurts as the occur. In marriage, it is easy to get defensive and build a wall rather than connect with your spouse’s emotion. Learn how to respond to conflict in a way that heals hurts and strengthens your marriage.