Today we look at how to have an argument. Having an argument with someone can be very difficult and frustrating. The first thing to understand about arguments is that it should not be viewed as an “argument” or a fight. It should just be viewed as two people talking, and trying to work towards a common goal. The goal being making the relationship better.
If you can master the art of the having an argument you will lead a much happier, less stressful life. The 5 keys to arguing are as follows:
1) Clarify what you want
2) Clarify what you don’t want
3) Ask an “And” question
4) Establish a safe talking environment
5) Establish a shared goal
If you can remember this, you will have less and less arguments over time, and I believe your relationships will become stronger when you have them.