Resolving Conflict Well Increases Intimacy
Avoiding conflict can be detrimental to relationships.
Having and resolving conflict well can lead to greater intimacy.
Having and resolving conflict well in relationships deepens intimacy.
When we ignore and don't address conflicting needs, we build resentment that can erupt in more reactive ways later.
Having conflict can mean we're invested in the relationship and in our personal development.
Having disagreements helps us get to know ourselves and our partner(s).
Finding a balance between advocating for our needs and learning to prioritize others needs leads to greater satisfaction.
Prioritizing relationship needs over our own can enhance the bond we have.
It's through our disagreements that we can learn more about each other and show empathy.