All couples have arguments, and central to most conflict situations is communication. Every couple develops patterned ways of interacting over time, and a common pattern is a destructive communication style. For example, rather than making a complaint about a specific issue, you might instead criticise your partner or say something which attacks them personally. Additionally, we may choose not to communicate how we feel at all. Rather than confronting our partner, we may tune out or try to busy ourselves and stop engaging in anything related to our partner.
If you feel that a destructive communication style is the cause for recurring conflicts in your relationship, and would like to develop more healthier patterns of communication, call 3067 9129 to make an appointment with one of our experienced psychologists.