Dr. Forshee spoke with Elite Daily about ways to stay confident when you disagree with your significant other.
I spoke with Dr. Danielle Forshee, licensed clinical social worker, on ways to feel more confident when you do disagree with your partner. With these steps, you’ll feel more armed and prepared next time you have a fight or disagreement with your significant other.
If you’re speaking negatively to yourself about how you’re wrong in this disagreement, or should just quietly let it disappear, you’re not giving yourself the positivity you need.
“Most of us have quite a bit of anxiety about approaching conflict situations, and it’s important for us to have an acute awareness of the things we tell ourselves that make us feel more fearful and avoidant in approaching conflict,” Forshee says.
So to combat that, tell yourself you can voice what you’re feeling, you deserve to be heard, and that it’s possible the partnership will grow stronger in finding a solution together.
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