Relationship Tips for 2016
Coping with stress often begins with healthy communication and conflict resolution. Here are some tips to maintain positive relationships during 2016.
– Avoid accusatory statements so that the listener is more willing to respond positively.
– When stress levels rise, practice calming techniques such as time-outs, soft voices, humor, or smiling.
– Avoid hot-button topics and focus on keeping the conversation light and cordial.
– Accept your differences and work towards a compromise. While conflict can be stressful, forgiveness can strengthen your family and your relationships.