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What is your conflict management style?

We all deal with conflict differently. Some people are afraid of confrontation and therefore avoid it entirely. Others charge right in and make a decision for everyone involved whether it's a healthy one or not. At the same time, there are others who are too accommodating in order to resolve it. Conflict can be hard for some people. There are both healthy and unhealthy ways of managing conflict too. The following is a list of the various conflict management styles and a description of each:

10 Ways to Know If Your Relationship Is/Was Good For You

Every relationship your are in you learn more about yourself and what you truly want in a relationship. You learn what to look for, what are immediate red flags, and how you think you deserve to be treated. Some relationships don't work out, but you may still be thankful you were in that relationship. Some don't work out and you wish had never gotten involved. It's important to know what a healthy relationship is. Susan J Elliot JD, M.Ed., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says there are 10 ways to know if your relationship is/ was good for you:

13 Signs You're in a Healthy Long-Term Relationship

Every relationship is completely different. Some people are able to put up with certain qualities, while for others it may be a complete turn off. However, there are some common signs most people see in a relationship, that show your in healthy long-term relationship. Aly Kholifi, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has a list of 13 signs you're in a healthy long term relationship. 

Top Reasons Couples Seek Counseling

With every relationship, whether it's a romantic relationship, a friendship, or relationships with family, everyone is at some point going to have disagreements or not get along. When you are in a romantic relationship, there are usually some issues because that is the one person you spend the most of your time with, and probably are the most comfortable around. It doesn't matter how long you've been together, every couple has their problems, big or small. Here are the top reasons why couples seek out counseling:

6 Things to Never Say to a Friend After a Breakup

Breakups are never easy for anyone. This includes the two going through the breakup and family and friends of the two. If you are friends with someone who is going through a breakup, you may be wonder what the right thing to say is. There are certain things people say because they think it will be comforting to the friend. Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 6 things you should never say to a friend after a breakup. 

9 Toxic Thoughts That Will Wreck A Loving Relationship

Relationships take a lot of hard work, and it is easy to overthink everything that is going on or not going on in the relationship. Most people are known to let their minds wonder, and think that something worse is happening than what is actually going on. Jeffery Bernstein Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are nine toxic thoughts that can ruin a relationship.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship in 2016

A new year is here and we are all looking for ways to improve our lives a little more. Some of us may want to make our lives a little healthier, we may want to put more into our friendships and family, or we may want to strengthen our relationships. Alice Boyes Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has some tips to help strengthen your relationship this new year. 

Five Reasons People Abuse Their Partners

Domestic violence is not a problem in every relationship but it does happen. Whether your the one being abused or you are a loved one of someone who is being abused, it is hard to understand why the abuser would do such a thing. Abusive relationships are extremely dangerous and it is important to figure out a safe way to leave the relationship. Here are five reasons why someone may act in an abusive manor. 

Remember Who You Love Even in the Worst Fights

In every relationship there is bound to be at least one really bad fight. These kinds of fights can expose our worst traits. Sometimes these fights can be worked out between the couple and other times if could ruin a relationship. When an argument comes about in a relationship, it is important to remember who you love. Karen L. Smith MSS, LCSW, a contributor writer for Psychology Today has some strategies for this.