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SOS: Save Yourself First When Addressing Relationship Conflict

SOS: Save Yourself First When Addressing Relationship Conflict

Is it possible for relationship conflict to be resolved between partners without rage? Can conflict exist without hurt and regret? What happens if your ego is bruised, or worse, physical violence occurs? Or, when the children are watching? What’s the limit you’re willing to take?

The answer is up to you and your partner. If there is violence during the relationship conflict, all bets are off. Physical and emotional safety comes first. However, if safety is not an issue, use SOS and the basic conflict resolution method as ways to resolve conflict. This will help you improve the way you and your partner approach and manage the situation.

Establish SOS.

What is SOS? SOS is a quick mnemonic to remember to prioritize self-care, remain objective, and treat yourself and others with respect when faced with conflict.

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