Relationships aren’t easy, whether it’s a partnership, marriage or friendship. But it’s easier if we remember that there will always be disagreements along the way. It’s the nature of how relationships work sometimes.
What matters is how we handle our disagreements and ourselves, because how we handle ourselves is ultimately what determines the success of the relationship and whether we stay in it for the long haul. Perhaps, therefore we need to listen, deal with criticisms of ourselves and throw some give ‘n’ take, empathy and compassion in for good measure.
We must continually try to work on changing the paradigm, from one of conflict at times, to one of continued success. In times of stress we’re often too quick to abandon ship. The success of any relationship will always depend and be determined by how we conduct ourselves and how we choose to resolve those untimely disagreements.
Perhaps, this is exactly what we need to think about, as we embark on our relationships. We come into our relationships without preparing or anticipating how to work through inevitable disagreements, which can lead to a breakdown in communication and ultimately the relationship.