To engage in conflict is human, but to resolve it? Divine!
Unfortunately, conflict resolution isn’t a natural skill. When tensions rise, it’s easy to allow good dialogue and manners to get washed away in a tidal wave of emotions. It’s often only after a fight explodes that we realize the destruction that one angry, misplaced word can wreak. Just a few syllables can utterly break a relationship.
Many simply opt to ignore conflict entirely, allowing it to simmer and engender resentment and passive-aggressive behavior. Others explode, unleashing a tirade of angry words and dented drywall. These aren’t valid options.
Fortunately, diplomacy is a skill that can be learned! Within every conflict, there is a choice to be made—resolve the situation or don’t. If you take the time to learn the most vital steps of conflict resolution, you’ll find your relationships—particularly with your romantic partner—will grow stronger than ever, and that you’ll have peace in your life. Who wouldn’t want that?
Check out these 6 keys to resolving conflict, and make the choice to stop fighting today.