In a world full of chaos most of us tend to reach out to our significant other for daily comforts, trust ... and of course closeness; which in reality brings relationships. Having a relationship can be one of the most rewarding things that our lives will embrace, especially if you are able to have it for a lifetime. A “partner” in almost everything you do, an emotional attachment to another, this is what many of us long for. So once we find that special someone, how do you deal with conflict within that relation (?) Because no matter what, it’s almost impossible to have a perfect relationship in which there is no disagreements or personal conflicts.
So you might be asking yourself right now, “What kind of conflicts do I have with my spouse (or friend)?” Sometimes it can be unnecessary conflict, possibly stemming from an old personal wound which has absolutely nothing to do with your partner, but somewhere along the way you may have felt the need to be aggressive and bitter, while you are experiencing an inner turmoil that continues to fester, leaving your problem unresolved. This conflict must be dealt with head on, reaching deep within one’s soul while finding the key..., “Admission”. On some level we all have emotional baggage that plays into our relationships, and if you’re thinking to yourself you don’t ... think again. Emotional junk that we don’t clean up (from within), will bring constant dysfunction to our relationships, so start digging deep; whether you realize it or not, everyone has baggage; Discuss your issues and ask for emotional support, without sounding as if you are demanding it from them. Communication and trust are vital to resolving conflict. Bottom line here, get to the root of the problem. Once this can happen, positive things will begin to take place, but we have to allow it. I’m sure this conflict didn’t happen overnight, so allow the proper time for resolutions, as well as personal healing.
Learning to deal with conflicts is the same as being a problem solver. Don’t let things go unresolved, as it is an unhealthy way of living. An interesting fact which can be applied to relationships (business as well as personal) is the “Trust factor”. No matter what, think about this ... we are all in the business of relationships. Businesses themselves gain a competitive edge with trustworthy managers, which lead to loyal employees and integrity throughout the company; “The Trust Factor”.
I believe we are all looking to maintain smooth, mutually enhancing relations. However, both (or all) parties must remain open and honest about expectations as well as participating actively in resolutions, committing to finding fair answers which are suitable for everyone concerned. Recently I found an interesting website regarding this subject, It was in many different types of given situations, and as you know I like to share it; www.sorrynotes.com . Another great site is one that teaches our children skills which can be used for resolving conflicts, beginning with themselves from the inside out; www.goodcharacter.com staying true to ourselves can only help us. Don’t let the past or anything else for that matter clouds your inner peace. And last but not least ... effectively communicate; doing this will be important to successfully navigating your way through arguments, whether it is in your home or in a workplace. Communication skills are always used, verbally and nonverbal in order to express emotions even through eye contact. Bottom line, these skills come with diligent practice, maturity and flexibility. Relationships in time will strengthen, while in the long term will also reduce stress factors in your life. Take one day at a time and focus on one thing at a time, this will help you put things in perspective.
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