Is avoiding conflict in a relationship the right thing to do?

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  1. Lazur profile image73
    Lazurposted 14 years ago

    Is avoiding conflict in a relationship the right thing to do?

  2. satansluvchild profile image59
    satansluvchildposted 13 years ago

    Conflict exists in EVER aspect of life.  Resisting it purposefully makes for passive aggressive behavior which sows the seeds of unrest in any relationship.

    Make an agreement with each other.  That if you have a problem you will present it honestly and be candid about talking with each other about it.  Promise not to get angry at the other person and talk things out rationally.  This way the negative connotations of confrontation are dispelled.

  3. Kebennett1 profile image60
    Kebennett1posted 13 years ago

    Every relationship has conflict in it. there is healthy and unhealthy conflict. You must be able to agree to disagree at times. Other times you need to each rationally present your sides of the issue without anger, and discuss the pros and cons until you can come to an agreement. Communication is one of the most important parts of a relationship. You must learn how to communicate without hostility and anger. Never give each other the silent treatment either, it is one of the worse things you can do. This from someone who did it for years and finally realized how hurtful and disrespectful it was to my husband. All it accomplished was hours to days of lost time where we could have been in each others arms instead. You never get that time back!

  4. ThunderKeys profile image63
    ThunderKeysposted 12 years ago

    Conflict-avoidance is the antithesis of a healthy relationship, -constructive conflict management it's basis. Evidence of methods vary by relationship category. Conflict, is generally an expression of unmet relationship needs. Non-aggressively expressing and meeting these needs reciprocally, enables corrective positive behavioural momentum out of conflict and into human potential. Compromise enables meet-able needs and sustains the foundation of many kinds of relationship.

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    vinsanityposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes it is. If the issue is a very big one that keeps popping up, you should just face it and end it.

  6. profile image50
    thoughtfulgiftsposted 10 years ago

    I believe the right thing to do is principled negotiation. Here is an article about it: … ationships


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