I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
Don’t let disagreements ruin a relationship. Relationships are never easy, and likely you and your partner don’t agree on everything under the sun. This is natural and every couple deals with this. However, you want to be careful not to let disagreements ruin your relationship.
So, what’s the best way to keep this from happening?
Don’t avoid arguments
When you know you and your partner don’t agree on something, it can sometimes seem like a good idea to avoid the argument completely. For example, your partner will ask if something’s okay with you. And because you don’t want to upset them with an argument, you lie and say you’re feeling fine. This lying is not the solution. Because now your partner has false information about the relationship that they may use to make future decisions. These decisions will only cause future problems rather than answering honestly and resolving the issue right now.
Never let your agreements get personal
You’ve seen it in a million TV shows. The couple is arguing over who needs to do the dishes. And then one of the parties brings up an unrelated incident that happened months before that they’re still upset about. Getting too personal transforms the argument into an attack of the person’s character and makes it much worse than just the incident at hand. When this happens in an argument with your partner, you must realize that this is no longer a constructive argument and needs to end before someone’s feelings are hurt.
Agree to disagree
Suppose you notice that an argument between you and your partner is beginning to escalate to the point where someone could say something that hurts the other person’s feelings or could damage the relationship permanently. In that case, it’s time to agree to disagree. Despite what people may think, agreeing to disagree is a resolution to an argument. By employing it in an argument you’re having with your partner, you’re letting them know that you respect their opinion, but you’ll never see it the same way, so you respect them enough to stop arguing before someone gets hurt.
Overall, it can be difficult not to let a disagreement ruin a relationship. But if it’s a relationship worth fighting for, then always remember not to avoid arguments. Don’t let them ever get personal and agree to disagree if you come to a point where there’s no other resolution to the argument at hand.
Relationships can at times be overwhelming, especially when there’s a disagreement. Check out our blog post here for a few things to remember when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
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