4 Ways to Prevent a Disagreement from Becoming a Fight


3. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

I am very guilty of this. Even though I can sometimes finish Dave’s sentences for him, I can’t do it ALL the time. I get myself into trouble sometimes when I think I have him completely figured out, and I don’t really listen when he is talking. So, once he is finished telling me about how he sees a situation, I try to verbally summarize what Dave just told me and repeat it back to him to make sure I’m truly understanding what he’s saying. This helps me to not jump to conclusions and to better understand his side of things, because it is very easy to misinterpret things…especially when you are so hoping that your partner is in full agreement with you on a matter.

This last one will help you both to have more peace in your relationship…

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