Has your partner ever told you that you aren’t hearing what they are saying or are invalidating their feelings when experiencing an argument?
Oftentimes, when people are told that they reply with “that wasn’t my intent to make you feel that way” when discussing conflict.
The problem with that reply is that it doesn’t totally resolve the issue at hand nor the impact it has on the other person.
In this month’s Therapy Moment, Anna Coyne, M.A. helps share how to better address conflict to make your partner feel like you have heard them and are willing to take accountability for what it is that you can do to make them feel better.
Have you recently tried applying this tip and noticed a difference in better conflict resolution? Let us know in the comments below!