They key to resolving differences and
preventing fights is to be able to
listen to and accept some of your
partner's feedback and suggestions and
to be prepared to give a little and
These behaviors appear to
come more easily to women than men, which is why
a guy's ability to accept influence, compromise
and change is critical in a successful marriage.
Watch this video about
couples who are in constant conflict.
In a successful relationship,
you find the guy saying something like:
"I can see where you are
coming from but I don't accept everything you
are saying. Let's discuss it."
That guy is different from
the guy who says:
"I disagree with everything
In couples who are heading
for divorce, you find the partners attacking
each other and blaming their problems on each
other’s character and behaviors saying things
"It's your fault, your
perfectionism, your personality. You're the
problem. There's nothing wrong with me. "
Big 5 Personality Traits
Watch this video about the
Big 5 personality traits to to help you
understand your partner's personality and why they may
be different from you.