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Conflict resolution

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Kate Johnson

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Conflict resolution

10 examples of destructive attitudes and communication problems 1.Avoiding conflict all together
2. Being Defensive
3. Overgeneralizing
4. Being "right"
5. "mind reading"
6. Forgetting to listen
7. Playing the blame game
8. Trying to "win" the argument
9. Making character attacks
10. Stonewalling Every human experiences conflict, and so does every marriage.
Conflicts can be negative or positive depending on how the couple decides to deal with the conflict.
Conflicts occur due to
differences in opinions, values, desires, needs, and habits. Positive resolution stregthens relationships by remaining focused on ideas, issures, values, and principles. Negative conflict management weakens relationships because it is based upon personalities, personality attacks, vindictiveness, and personal power stuggles. Values of Positive Conflict -It helps each partner understand what the other feels is important.
-It helps define and clarify a variety of issues and values.
-It can lead to a confrontation that can bring out ideas, issues, and values in a way which clears the air.
-It can result in new understandings that can bring new "life blood" or growth to the marriage.
-It can bring a sense of respect to both partners.
-It can be the start of defining adjusted or new goals that are more satisfactory to both.

When a high degree of commitment toward cooperation exists in a marriage, both partners are ready to accept each other and work together. Three Step Process for Conflict Resolution 1. Treat your partner with respect. This is both a nonverbal and verbal task.
2.Listen until you experience your partner's side of the issue.
3. State your views, needs, and feelings. http://foryourmarriage.org/four-elements-of-conflict-resolution/ The first step in bringing up a problem is to start
with an appreciation for the person, then bring up
issue you would like to discuss.
ex: " I really appreciate how hard and how much
you work, it makes me feel good knowing that I can
stay home with the kids. I know that when you
get home you want to relax, but when you watch
sports on tv all night, I feel like there is no time for us."
The next step would be to make sure the person has heard their partner's concerns correctly, and then the couple could work to compromise.

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