Many couples believe that a healthy marriage should be free of conflict, all issues should get resolved. The fact is, conflict exists even in good marriages, and it’s not the conflict that stresses the marriage, it’s the way couples respond to it. With respectful communication, a marriage can thrive, even if there are differences between the partners. Working through marital conflict can actually help a relationship to grow.
What, then, proves to be at the core of marital happiness? Two people that learn the art of compromise, who settle matters by making concessions. In other words, partners should become good diplomats and respectful negotiators.
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