The Fine Art of Resolving Relationship Conflict (Part two)

Sir Godfrey Gregg
Step 1 Awareness
You cannot confront your partner about an issue unless you understand the issue yourself. If you find yourself complaining, criticizing, screaming, demanding, or putting your partner down, there may be a good chance you are not aware of what you are in need of. Take a deep breath, relax, and ask yourself “What is my need?”
Practice feeling emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, and shame. These are the internal alarms that alert you that there is an unfulfilled need. Pay attention to these negative emotions. You have been equipped with them for a reason. Be aware that for every need you have, if left unmet, you will most likely experience a fear or insecurity behind that need.

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