Spooky season is upon us! While our social media newsfeeds are probably riddled with the fun of spooky costumes, haunted houses, and corn mazes, one thing that probably isn’t being talked about is what’s scary about your relationship.

As we know, social media is a highlight reel. Even with that insight though, it can be hard to remember when we find ourselves in the middle of conflict….especially when we are having trouble in our relationship. Our first inclination is usually to make assumptions:

“Oh, they look like the perfect couple.”

“I bet they never fight about anything.”

“They seem so happy. Maybe my partner and I aren’t right for one another because we don’t look like that.”

It’s so easy to jump to conclusions about what we THINK other’s relationships are like and how they compare to ours, but the fact of the matter is…you aren’t alone. Everyone’s relationship is a bit scary and conflict is a natural part of relationships.  I mean, think about it: you are two people who come from different parents, backgrounds, upbringings. Of course you approach things differently; from how you fold towels to how you respond to difficult conversations.

Did you know the most common argument topics among couples are:

  1. Money
  2. Work
  3. Intimacy
  4. Kids
  5. Time
  6. Extended Family
  7. Chores and Responsibilities

Sound familiar?

As the leader in relational competency, Safe Conversations wants to help you navigate these difficult topics and conversations you have with your partner.

This month, we will be exploring some of the “scariest” things about relationships and how the tools from Safe Conversations can help turn the Frankenstein fears of our differences with each other into Casper the Friendly Ghost!

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