Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so? Recent research suggests that one factor in particular plays an important role in protecting a couple from the negative effects of relationship conflict: How well you think your partner “gets” you.
- Do you get where I’m coming from?: Perceived understanding buffers against the negative impact of conflict on relationship satisfaction by Amie Gordon and Serena Chen
- Acknowledging is different than agreeing
- Stop rehearsing your stuck story
- Conflict and reflexive loops
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