In yesterday’s post I began the discussion of finding out what works for you in resolving conflict. I would like to clarify this in today’s post.
I believe that one of the primary reasons that couples get together is to be creative with each other. It’s just more fun to do things with another than it is to do things by yourself. However, getting with another person naturally means conflicting points of view. Successfully resolving conflict is the path to creativity and enjoyment of life’s journey.
When I receive my partner’s input politely and respectfully and join this input with mine, we have the elements for creative problem solving. This requires the preceding steps that we have discussed, but leads to the creation of possibilities.
In your meeting attempt to come up with at least 10 possible solutions for your current conflict. Have fun with the process! If your emotions begin to get out of control, take a time out from the discussion and cool off, then re-engage with the discussion. See how much fun being creative in resolving conflict can be!
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