At its core, conflict avoidance is people pleasing due to a deeply ingrained fear of hurting or upsetting other people if you express your true feelings. This type of codependency leads to feelings of resentment and loneliness and ultimately hurts you and your relationships. Whether you’ve got a partner who’s conflict avoidant or you’re dealing with your own conflict avoidance, I’ll walk you through my best tips for dealing with it.
How to Know if You’re Doing Too Much for Others
Your People Pleasing Might Be a Trauma Response
Building Trust in Your Relationship
How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People
How to Stop Overthinking and Let Things Go That Bother You
The Complete Guide to Effective Communication in Any Relationship
8 Rules for Giving Great Feedback
The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Solve Any Problem
How to Listen without Getting Defensive or Hurt
How to Make Mindfulness a Habit
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