An interesting article hit my Facebook feed this week about arguments and relationships. I’ll link to the article itself at the end of this post, first I’d like to get your opinion and open up the discussion on this topic. Just so we’re all on the same page, we’ll set the parameters. For the sake of this discussion, we’ll use the term disagreement and understand that means there’s a difference in opinion.
Personally, I feel like there’s a difference between a disagreement and an argument. To me, a disagreement is a discussion with two points of view and experience that can be communicated in a respectful way. An argument is an escalated disagreement where emotions are highly charged and one or both parties is unwilling to be objective or considerate of the other side. Disagreements and arguments alike won’t necessarily result in an agreement or an understanding, the difference is in the communication and intention.
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Feel free to follow your vote up with your thoughts in the comments section! I’d love to hear what you have to say! Share what you think makes for healthy disagreement in a relationship. Why do you think it’s important for couples to be able to disagree? Why don’t you? Do you feel comfortable disagreeing with your partner? Does your partner feel comfortable disagreeing with you? Do you think there’s a difference between a disagreement and an argument?
If you want to check out the article that inspired this post, you can read it here.
If disagreements have escalated past arguments and you are in an unsafe relationship, I encourage you to reach out. Whether male or female, no one deserves to be abused (mentally, emotionally, physically or otherwise). Please click here for information and support.