When used correctly, a few simple conflict resolution skills can make a tremendous difference in the quality of a relationship. The Relationship Conflict Resolution worksheet describes a few of these skills in an easy-to-follow manner.
We love these techniques because some of them are so simple, but they still carry such an impact. Sometimes, the realization that deep conversations right before before dinner are a bad idea. Everyone is hungry and grumpy!
The skills discussed in this printout include: focusing on the problem (not the person), using reflective listening, "I" statements, using time-outs, and working toward a resolution.
1. P. Greeff, Tanya De Bruyne, A. (2000). Conflict management style and marital satisfaction. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 26(4), 321-334.