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Dealing with a Defensive Partner : Does your partner get super defensive when an issue arises in your relationship? That puts a major strain on your relationship and makes dealing with disagreements or issues all the harder or it may even lead to you leaving them unresolved altogether. I have a better way to deal with it. Read on for the questions that may help you deal with a defensive partner. Dealing with a Defensive Partner 1. Does your partner look guilty? A lot of times, people have an unexpected and extreme reaction to an issue when they know that they are the one to blame. This could be because they feel bad about it because they do not want to admit that you are right and they are wrong, or maybe a little bit of both. Recognize that this is not something you can fix for them and that you may need to take a step back and give them room to get over it. 2. Is it the real issue? Are you sure that being defensive is the real issue here or does he actually have an anger problem? Sometimes they can look the same at first, but if anger is the true underlying cause for the defensiveness, you could have a much bigger problem to address and one that you may need help with. It may be best to end the relationship for your own safety. 3. Are you part of the problem? This is one of the most crucial questions to ask yourself when dealing with a defensive partner. Maybe part of the issue is the way that you are approaching your partner. Try to see it from their point of view. Do you come across judgmental? Angry? Accusatory? How would you respond if someone [...]
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