Sometimes in relationships we get stuck in thinking we're "right" that we forget that there's another person who also thinks that they are "right" too. When conversations turn into arguments then it's time to try something different.
Slow down, take a breath, and come back with compassion. Regardless of the outcome we all want to be seen and heard.
Here are 4 keys to a successful relationship:
1. Start dialogue with a gently startup
2. Take responsibility for your part
3. Find appreciation in your partner
4. When conversations get heated take a time out
About the Therapist: Mary Barbour is a licensed therapist in California and through telehealth in Florida. Mary specializes in trauma, eating disorders, and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. Mary integrates talk therapy with EMDR and Somatic therapies and is influenced by attachment theory, internal family systems, and accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy. Follow Mary for more tools @marybtherapy