Many of us act as if conflict in our relationships is intolerable. But we don’t avoid conflict because it’s truly unbearable. We make it unbearable by avoiding it. Nobody can get better at getting through it without actually going through it.
And you have to go through it. Without conflict, new levels of emotional intimacy really aren’t an option for you.
But we’ll never be open to conflict if we don’t stop believing the 3 lies about it that I listed in my latest post for CatholicMatch.