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We now know that conflict in your relationship is not bad. In fact, with the right approach, fighting with your partner can bring you closer together. In my last blog, we covered the essential tools for communicating with your partner when there is a conflict, or when one partner is struggling with an issue. We used the acronym L.O.V.E, which includes Listening, Openness, Validation, and Empathy. For a greater description of what this looks like, please read the previous
In my last blog we discussed the idea that conflict between partners, despite common belief, is not bad. In fact, if it’s done properly, conflict provides an opportunity for you to get closer to your partner. Healthy conflict includes love, respect, and patience. When you practice these variables during a fight, you will come through the other end with greater connection. The question then becomes, ‘How do you communicate with each other when there’s an issue?’ Here’s the