Whether it is with a family member, a friend, or a partner–you may find yourself disagreeing and, perhaps, constantly arguing with each other. You see things one way, the person you disagree with has an entirely different viewpoint. Thus, attempts to communicate and keep the conversation calm and civil, fail. Often, a simple disagreement escalates into a full-blown argument. You do not feel understood. The person with whom you disagree is likely frustrated.
Usually, the argument ends with one or both of you walking (or even running) away. This may leave you feeling misunderstood and hurt, or alone, or angry, or frustrated. Maybe you’ll simultaneously experience all of these emotions. Sometimes the distance is temporary—a cooling-off period–other times the relationship is permanently lost. Whether it is permanent or temporary, the solution does not come easily, if it happens at all.