How do you deal with conflicts in your relationship?

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How do you deal with conflicts in your relationship?

There are different ways of resolving conflict in relationships. Passive-aggressive silence, for example, or arguing, saying nothing, avoiding topics, speaking directly and much more. Not all of them are equally good and equally helpful. ElitePartner asked 4,000 people in relationships how they handle arguments.

Let’s clear this up
What is interesting is that the behavior of men and women differs significantly. 54 percent of women need a clarifying conversation in order to be able to declare the dispute over. 46 percent of them would like to make up on the same day. Men, on the other hand, don’t care that much. There, only one in three would like the conflict to be resolved before going to bed. 42 percent would like a discussion, but 26 percent also think that it must be good when someone has apologized. Incidentally, at 18 percent, men tend more than women (13 percent) to simply swallow their anger so as not to endanger harmony.

Cuddling or space for yourself
How men and women deal with the conflict after a dispute also differs massively. 41 percent of women let their feelings run wild, are emotional or cry after an argument and wish they could be hugged.

Only one in seven men desire the same thing, and just 9 percent of men say they get overly emotional afterwards. But what about the other half of women? She needs space for herself. 37 percent of women state that they initially distance themselves. This is compared to only 28 percent of men. In addition, every fourth woman still believes afterwards that she was right. And 15 percent openly admit that they hold grudges.

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How do unhappy couples fight?
Speaking of swallowing feelings: Those who are less satisfied in their relationship swallow their feelings much more often and are also convinced afterwards that they were right. About a third of dissatisfied women also question the relationship after a major argument, while only seven percent of satisfied women do so. Happy couples put more emphasis on resolving the dispute on the same day.

make up sex?
Let’s talk about what you all already want to know: make-up sex. How many really do that? According to the study, this is more of a myth. Only 12 percent of men and just 5 percent of women would like the clothes to fly off after the rags. In general, only 3 percent of women would like some kind of gesture to make amends after the argument. It’s more like something Hollywood came up with.

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