Have you ever been in an argument with your partner and inside your head thought ‘but your so wrong’? I have. It’s one of the most natural reactions when in conflict with a partner. Over the years and especially since my assertiveness training I’ve tried to change my perspective to understand that there is very rarely one person who is wrong and one person who is right – rather there are just different opinions. I stumble sometimes but seeing things from this perspective has really helped me. After all, unless something is backed up by scientific fact, aren’t opinions invariably all we have?
So the next time you think a disagreement with your partner might be imminent, try asking yourself, is this just a difference of opinion? Can we both respect each others different views and work towards a compromise if necessary?
Do you think in terms of wrong or right? How do you think changing your perspective to just ‘differences in opinion’ would impact your relationship? Does your partner think in wrong and right terms and you find it frustrating? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.