The Ultimate Conflict Resolution


Looking for resources to help you and your spouse with conflict resolution? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a roundup of our top posts to help you and your partner navigate conflict. Let’s dive in.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Working through problems together is one of the most important things a couple will learn to do over the course of marriage. Here are some tips for solving problems constructively.

4 Tips For Constructively Resolving Conflict With Your Spouse
Locked in a disagreement? Not sure what to do next? Here are 4 tips for helping you and your spouse resolve conflict.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait To Resolve A Conflict With Your Spouse
Should you wait until “the right time” to resolve a conflict with your spouse? We don’t think you should. This post explains why.

Passive vs. Aggressive Problem Solvers: Which One Are You?
Are you an aggressive problem solver, or a passive one? What about your spouse? Your problem solving styles could tell you a lot about how you handle conflict, and why.

COMMUNICATION

Communication is the most important aspect of any marriage. Without clear, effective communication, it’s impossible to resolve conflict.

3 Ways To Calm An Argument With Your Spouse
When we argue with our spouses, it’s easy to get emotional–and maybe a bit carried away. When that happens, how do you calm things down so you can communicate more clearly again?

Four Communication Barriers And How To Spot Them
Barriers to communication lead to arguments. In this article, we share four common communication barriers and how to spot them for yourselves.

How To Overcome The Silent Treatment
The dreaded silent treatment is a commonly used tactic for regaining control during an argument. By shutting down communication, one party believes they are taking over the situation. But you can actually overcome the silent treatment, and we’ll show you how to do that.

Driven To Distraction: What To Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Listen
Not everyone is a gifted listener. If this sounds like your spouse, this post is for you. We’ll explore the steps you need to take to encourage your spouse to be a better listener.

When Not To Talk: 7 Ways To Decide Whether Silence Is Best
Can silence improve communication? Sometimes, it can. This blog series walks you through seven scenarios where silence might just be your ticket to a more harmonious relationship. Here’s part one, and part two.

Communication Disconnect: Why It Can Be Hard To Understand Your Spouse
Do you find your spouse hard to understand sometimes? There could be a disconnect in your communication. Read here for more.

CONTROL

Control is a major factor in many conflicts between married couples, not to mention other individuals. Here is a list of some of our top articles about how to handle controlling behavior.

6 Signs You Might Be A Control Freak In Your Marriage
Are you a control freak in your marriage? These 6 signs will help you pinpoint controlling behavior in yourself.

10 Ways to Let Go Of Control in Your Marriage
If you struggle with controlling behavior, how can you let go? Here are 10 tips to help you release control over situations both big and small.

Help! My Spouse Is A Control Freak! What Do I Do?
Do you find yourself navigating your spouse’s controlling behavior on a regular basis? Here’s what to do about it.

GETTING OUTSIDE HELP

Sometimes, resolving conflict requires calling in outside reinforcements such as marriage mentors or therapists. These articles will help you consider your problem solving options. They will also help you decide on who might be best suited to help.

Can Marriage Mentors Help With Conflict Resolution?
Marriage mentors can be great for assisting couples through many aspects of life. In some situations, they may be able to help give spouses advice on resolving conflicts.

Crisis Control: When To Call In the Experts
If a conflict in your marriage has gotten out of control, who should you call? This article explains what you need to know about bringing experts in to help you and your spouse overcome issues in your marriage.