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Rather than dreading the next disagreement, I encourage you all to see it as a chance to learn more about your partner, while also giving them something they want in the process.
So when a couple walks in my office door for counseling, I always turn to the Sound Relationship House to assess where they are at in their relationship.
When we arrive at the Manage Conflict level of the Sound Relationship House and we begin to dialogue about issues, the concept of compromise, and its role in the couple becomes apparent instantly. Gottman found that compromise is essential to managing conflict in relationships. While two people may each have an idea of how a problem should be solved, at the end of the day they cannot take two separate approaches if their goal is to function as a team.
With the skills you have helped us hone this was an amazing year!
Because as Marriage Mediators, when we see conflict, what we see is your relationship trying to advance to the next level.