Are you stuck with someone?
And do you recognize yourself in one or more of the following:
When you have a conflict it never seems to be completely resolved in a satisfying way.
When you stand up for yourself, it results in more frustration or distance.
You discover sometimes AFTER speaking with the other person that you are not comfortable with something they said or did.
You notice you take responsibility for each other’s feelings.
You postpone addressing certain things with the other person.
You may think to yourself: ‘Maybe I should just not be in touch with this person anymore’.
We never learned in school how to communicate in relationships and solve conflicts. You probably learned a few things by trial and error, but just like when you learn how to play an instrument, it saves so much time and energy when someone guides you in the principles and techniques that really work.