This week is part two of a topic we all have to deal with - stress in our marriage and relationships and how to handle the resulting conflict that comes from stress. Listening, connecting, honesty, empathy, and vulnerability are all interconnected. A key element for all relationships is trust, and trust is built through connection, listening, honesty, empathy, and vulnerability.
People don’t have strong reactions to things for no reason. There’s always something underneath the surface— it could be protective measures from past experiences, neurological wiring, or spiritual disconnection. One main way to get past gridlock is to start becoming curious rather than judgmental about our partner’s reasoning behind their strong reaction.
Join Julie and Chuck for this encouraging discussion!