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When two people choose to be in a relationship, at that moment, they choose everything about the other person; the good and the bad. Living or being in a relationship is not as glittery and glossy as you think or have seen in the movies.
There are disagreements and conflicts in any relation, so individuals have to be mentally prepared for that.
Conflicts will arise, but the essential thing is the way you handle the conflicts and solve them. There is no perfect relationship because people are not perfect.
Every person has their own set of flaws but the important thing is how you deal with those imperfections. When two people in a relationship encounter a misunderstanding or miscommunication, then they have to Work as a team to resolve it.
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Being the first one in initiating the process of conflict resolution in any given relationship will not be about letting go of your ego, but it is more about caring and investing in a connection you admired and yearned for.
Solving conflict is not the hardest thing to do but you just have to think strategically and without being over-sensitive or opinionated about something. A relationship is all about mutual effort and issues can be resolved when both parties agree to do so. Following are some ways to resolve conflict in a relationship:
Setting boundaries is good for you and everyone else around you. You can do this by being very clear about your boundaries and letting others know what your limits are. You are not being mean or pushy, so please do not feel this way because it is actually healthy. Others around you will be perfectly OK with what you are trying to establish and will change their behavior accordingly. If they have any issues with your boundaries, you may want to reconsider them being in your life!
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Whether you have a minor issue or a major one, it is essential to talk it out. Having a discussion is one of the most effective ways to resolve any conflict because both sides give their perception and opinion of their intention and actual problem. This helps the couple to understand the issue clearly and have a clearer perspective. If individuals hold grudges, then the matter will only get complicated, impacting their relationship negatively.
Accept the Mistake
Most often in any conflict people do not accept the mistake and try to blame the other person. It takes moral fiber to accept that you are wrong and you are sorry for what happened. The easiest way to resolve a disagreement is to admit to your mistakes instead of making it a matter of ego. To err is human, so if you have made a mistake then admitting it will solve the conflict.
Agree to Disagree
Sometimes you just may have to agree to disagree. We are not always going to agree with what another person is saying and it is not our job to change their mind. Compromising will have to be the key if it is possible and if not, just agree to disagree. That is your right and theirs!
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Appreciate the Good Parts
Often in argument couples or people tend to forget the good in the other person. You are with someone because you loved their personality and characteristics so when in conflict think about the good things they do for you every day. Appreciation will reduce the amount of anger and make you understand the beauty of the relationship.
When both sides are thankful for the positive elements, then the conflict will automatically resolve. Hence, conflicts are going to happen every now and then because both people in the relationship have different personalities. But at the end of the day, love and respect should win over conflict.
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