1 Minute Read: Stop The Arguing!

Many of us get stuck in an arguing pattern in our relationships and we can’t seem to get out of it.

Here is my advice:  Interrupt the pattern.  

  • It is normal and understandable that we all have emotional reactions when something upsets us so I’m not saying we have to stop having our emotional reactions.
  • What I am saying is that we can train ourselves to push the pause button before responding.
  • Yes, that’s right — we all have the ability to choose how we wish to respond in an argument or heated discussion.
  • By pushing the pause button we will give ourselves some time to think about what we want to say and how we would like to deliver the message.
  • This simple change can make a huge difference in our life and relationships.

Think about it: What’s the difference between reacting and responding?

 


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Michelle Kelley Licensed Counselor, Owner, Girls Stand Strong

Licensed counselor and founder of Girls Stand Strong Michelle Kelley, LCSW, helps girls and women of all ages develop and improve their self-image, self-esteem, relationship and communication skills, emotional understanding, coping skills, the ability to handle difficult situations and people, and resiliency to create a brighter, better and more successful tomorrow. For more information about Michelle’s coaching and counseling services, call (703) 505-2413 or email michelle@girlsstandstrong.com.

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