Yes, there definitely is hope. Because many people don’t know how to express themselves when they feel pressure, they resort to blaming and yelling. Many couples tend to fight over the same things repeatedly, without resolution.
However, it is possible to learn how to disagree and even fight in a productive manner. Here are three key suggestions:
- Set aside the need to be right.
- Learn how to really listen, to understand each other’s true concerns.
- Learn how to repair a relationship quickly after an argument.
There’s lots of hope, particularly if both parties are willing to put in the effort required to develop better relational patterns. A skilled counsellor knows how to help.