By: Karla and Rich Walker
Money, kids, the job, and even what to eat for dinner can set off World War III in your home. In order to get your partner to see things your way, it is common to try one of the following:
A decision to act on any of these four things ( especially no sex) may lead to more arguments or resentful compliance. It can also lead to your partner treating you the same way. And, it increases the likelihood that your kids will be angry, withdrawn, depressed, get in trouble at school and with the law. Furthermore, it can even be the catalyst to adultery or divorce. All of these possible consequences are a high price to pay for deciding to go into an argument with your partner.
You may have noticed that those who act on these four things begin and end new relationships repeatedly or they live like they are divorced even though they are married.
Before you think about getting into another argument when you are angry, ask yourself:
1. Release anger
2. Revisit the peace you had prior to your argument
3. Choose to stay calm
4. Do not allow things to get out of control
6. Seek first to understand
7. Wait for the right time to be understood.
At first glance you may say you don’t know if you can do this. But are you satisfied with the results you get with how you handle arguments? How much longer can your health or your partner’s health handle the stress of your arguments? And, is this really the happiness you deserve? It may be time to begin a change. If so, one of the very best ways to change things around you is to change the essence of things within you.
Rich & Karla Walker
Rich and Karla Walker will help you RETHINK the normal ideas about health and relationships, so you are empowered to have better health and stronger relationships.