Many people avoid discussing conflictual topics because they don’t want to fight.
The good news is having conflict in any type of relationship is perfectly normal. Why is this good news?
For starters, you can be assured that the presence of conflict itself does not make any relationship bad or “wrong”. Further, it gives each and every couple the opportunity to improve and enhance their relationship. According to John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, a couple’s ability to manage conflicts helps create a lasting relationship.