Yes, sometimes we disagree, even argue. We have more conflict with those we are closest to because we share so much of ourselves and our lives with those we love most. Conflict is inevitable, but it doesn’t always have to bring distance in a relationship. When used as a tool to explore our differences, conflict can work to bring us closer.
Here are our tips for maximizing intimacy, even during conflict:
- Maintain your composure. The key here is tone of voice (and volume) Being loud doesn’t make you right, it stalls communication.
- Attack the argument, not the person – name calling is never fair, don’t do it.
- Be polite. Be mindful of your partners thoughts and don’t interrupt.
- Say you’re sorry.
- Focus only on the issue at hand. Focus on the present.
At Cape Coral and Fort Myers Therapists we see couples every day whose lives are forever changed by exploring conflict and intimacy and how to fight fair. We want to help you too. We are currently accepting new clients at both locations for quality counseling services.
If you are not a resident of Florida, and find your relationship in turmoil we are excited to announce we are now accepting applications for Vacation Counseling for the 2020 season. Are you in need of a vacation where the intimate connection can be found? Where your partner listens and gains valuable insight? A vacation with out kids? A vacation in paradise? Vacation Counseling is your next vacation.