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Functional vs Dysfunctional Conflict

Functional vs Dysfunctional Conflict


Learning the difference between healthy (functional) and harmful (dysfunctional) conflict is vital for promoting positive relationships and healing in relationships. Healthy conflict leads to connection and problem-solving, while harmful conflict can hurt individuals and relationships, leaving us feel hurt and isolated. Past trauma might make it hard for individuals to engage in conflict constructively. 


This resource identifies some of the key components of functional vs dysfunctional conflict to help individuals to learn to solve problems in a safe, secure, and connection-based way. Perfect for couples and individuals looking to enhance their conflict management. 


This tool is perfect for couples therapists, family therapy, or anyone looking to enhance their communication skills in their relationship. 


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