Face it, in any longer term relationship, conflicts will arise. How you handle these will determine whether the relationship endures or goes down in flames. This is true in romance, in the family and in business. Become skillful
at fighting fair and avoid inadvertently killing off the good feelings at the base of any successful relationship.
The research says that relationships need 5 times as much good stuff as bad stuff for people to want to stay in them. This means that the fastest way to improve a relationship is to decrease the bad. You can’t avoid or ignore conflict – this will kill off the relationship also, so you have to get good at facing and resolving conflict in a way that is as painless as possible.