Resolving an argument is about putting things in perspective. There’s another great saying, often quoted by Dr. Phil, which says: “Do you want to be happy or do you want to be right?
This simple phrase reminds us that being right isn’t the be all and end all of a relationship.
If your conflict is insignificant (or means very little to you but very much to your partner) why not just let it go? Choose happiness over haughtiness.
5. By Sydney J. Harris
“The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.” – Sydney J. Harris
As previously mentioned, it is perfectly natural for even the happiest of couples to disagree on occasion. But how you handle these disagreements says a lot about how successful your relationship will be.
When arguing, you do not want to bully, shame, or embarrass your spouse into submission. You want to use healthy communication to help them understand and have empathy for your side of things.
Giving your partner a way out of an argument once you realize you’ve won is a kind thing to do. It also boosts trust.
Studies show that couples who have deep trust for one another enjoy more satisfying relationships. When couples trust each other, they are able to feel comfortable, respected, and taken care of in the marriage. This allows them to be more authentic and willing to be vulnerable with each other which causes the relationship to grow.
If there is conflict in your relationship, don’t worry about it. Even the best communicators are bound to have disagreements every once in a while.
But by reading these 5 relationship quotes you can put your problems in their proper perspective and resolve the conflict in your life.