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5 relationship green flags to look out for during conflict

Published on Jan 07, 2024 02:52 PM IST
  • From acknowledging the partner's perspective to identifying our behaviour patterns, here are a few green flags to look out for in a relationship conflict.
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In a relationship, conflicts are natural. However, keeping respect and sanity even through disagreements are also important. This further helps in strengthening the bond and finding solutions together. "Here are some steps to express frustration (and behaviors to look out for in your partner) that are Green Flags that indicate you're working toward repair in a safe and regulated way," wrote Couple Therapist Jordan Dann.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 02:52 PM IST

In a relationship, conflicts are natural. However, keeping respect and sanity even through disagreements are also important. This further helps in strengthening the bond and finding solutions together. "Here are some steps to express frustration (and behaviors to look out for in your partner) that are Green Flags that indicate you're working toward repair in a safe and regulated way," wrote Couple Therapist Jordan Dann.(Unsplash)

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Acknowledging the partner's perspective: Even through the conflict, we should remember that the partner is a separate person who is allowed to have their own perspective. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 02:52 PM IST

Acknowledging the partner's perspective: Even through the conflict, we should remember that the partner is a separate person who is allowed to have their own perspective. (Unsplash)

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Ensuring that we are regulated: it is very important to be emotionally regulated through the conflict so as to not have exploitative reactions or responses to the situation. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ensuring that we are regulated: it is very important to be emotionally regulated through the conflict so as to not have exploitative reactions or responses to the situation. (Unsplash)

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Using I language: We should avoid getting into the blame game and start using I statements to explain how we are feeling. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Using I language: We should avoid getting into the blame game and start using I statements to explain how we are feeling. (Unsplash)

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Identifying the story we tell: As we tell our side of the story, we should learn about the emotions and why we are feeling them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Identifying the story we tell: As we tell our side of the story, we should learn about the emotions and why we are feeling them. (Unsplash)

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We should name our behaviour and fear: We should take accountability for our reactions, behaviour patterns and fears.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We should name our behaviour and fear: We should take accountability for our reactions, behaviour patterns and fears.  (Unsplash)

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