Conflict is a normal part of any relationship, and research shows that what happens in the aftermath can determine whether conflicts become exacerbated or become successfully addressed. Therefore, conflict resolution skills are key to a successful relationship.
In the following video, Alanna Willms, registered provisional psychologist at Kells Counselling discusses the Aftermath of a Fight or Regrettable Incident exercise developed by the Gottman Institute. Therapists often use this technique in couples counselling.
This infographic covers the basics of the conflict resolution technique (click to enlarge).
More information can be found on the Gottman Institute Blog.
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