Conflict Management – Couples Counseling in Scottsdale, AZ
Arguing with your partner is not necessarily bad. Disagreements are inevitable. The number of arguments does not predict the quality of the relationship. However, not having the skills to effectively manage conflict can build resentment and lead to feeling disconnected with one another. Arguing is a skill! By learning skills on how to resolve conflicts in a way that is kind and effective, you can actually increase connection with your partner during arguments. Couples counseling in Phoenix can teach you skills for effective conflict management.
According to leading relationship scientists, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, 69% of problems in relationship are considered unsolvable problems. Because of this, it is important to have the skills to effectively communicate about the unsolvable problems. It is also important to have the skills to lovingly solve the solvable problems.
On average, couples wait about 6 years before starting counseling. However, the sooner you begin counseling the less time you spend creating unhelpful habits in your relationships. There doesn’t even need to be problems in the relationship for counseling to be helpful! Everyone can benefit from learning communication skills and keeping the connection alive. Start now and help your relationship Flourish!