Dating

Learn to Avoid Discord in a Relationship

Young couple arguing

If you look at all successful relationships there will be moments when disagreements would have arisen, but they were sorted out in a mature manner. Almost every relationship will face challenges but what counts is the manner in which the couple resolves their differences in an amicable manner. That is one of the strengths of long term committed relationships that prevail and remain strong over time.

Ways a couple can prevent discord from harming a relationship

Find the cause

If there is an issue the first thing to do is to get to the root of the matter. Is it something that a partner may have said or done that upset the other partner? Analyzing the core issue will not only help to find a suitable solution but will also help to prevent a similar kind of conflict arising in the future. Conflicts are bound to happen but finding the reasons that cause them is an essential part of conflict resolution. 

Take an objective view

When there is an issue both partners need to address it in an objective manner. It should not be taken personally if a suitable solution to the problem is to be found. Taking an objective perspective helps to get a clearer view of the issue and find a mutually acceptable solution.

Be equally committed

When we are in a relationship there must be an equal commitment from both partners. Since any conflict affects both of them as a couple, they need to be equally committed to finding a solution. Take time out to sit down and discuss the situation and find a solution that will be beneficial for both partners. All successful relationships are based upon an equal commitment by partners.     

Do not blame each other

When an unpleasant situation arises accept it for the way it is and do not start the blame game. Instead, accept a mistake has been committed and work towards resolving it together as partners.

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