Dec 17, 2021
Unresolved conflict among people can be caused because of a difference in opinion, personality, or beliefs. Are you afraid of conflict? Do you also try to keep your world smooth? Dr. Glover in his book No More Mr. Nice Guy illustrates that Nice Guys avoid conflict and will go to a great extent to steer clear of upsetting anyone. By and large, Dr. Glover calls Nice Guys generous and peaceful. In brief, Nice Guys believe that if they are caring towards others, they will in return be happy and loved.
However, this does not mean that conflict in a relationship is always a bad thing. When conflict is healthy, it gives people the opportunity to think from another person’s perspective. On the contrary, when conflict is not healthy, it is harmful to everyone involved. Thus, conflicts in relationships can cause a significant amount of stress. Unresolved emotional issues and conflicts can have a negative impact on the well-being of you and your partner.
Here are some ways that unresolved conflict and emotional issues may impact your relationship:
If you recognize how to overcome conflict in a healthy manner, it may even work to strengthen your relationship.
Many people tend to avoid conflict because they are not sure what to do when there is a conflict. This might be because they lack the necessary communication skills to be able to handle conflict. Therefore, when dealing with a conflict, they might resort to fight, flight, or freeze mode.
At Integrated Men, we talk about how to handle conflict with poise and grace in a loving way. By doing so, you will no longer be afraid of conflict. Instead, you will start embracing conflict as a necessary component of your personal growth. Thus, the conflict may actually help you to have a better understanding and an improved relationship with your partner.
All healthy relationships are built on three core components: respect, trust, and mutual affection. These components form the foundation of any strong relationship. Just as the foundation of a building, if one component fails, the others will soon follow suit. For example, if your partner ...
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