May 5, 2020
Conflict is a truth for every couple. Every relationship has its fair share of arguments from time to time. While the threat of COVID-19 persists around the world, couples are spending more time in close proximity while quarantined together and find themselves in more bouts of conflict. In fact, my wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky, and I recently had a special conflict situation. Rainbow is an artist and fashion designer. She is the founder and owner of the Artsy Goddess Studio, where she facilitates voice-empowering workshops and Wisdom Women’s Tents.
Today, Rainbow and I share a recent conflict we had, how we stayed connected through it, and what insights we realized during that time. We explain how the lack of alone time can fuel impatience and highlight the importance of repair and reset after a conflict. We also describe how our practice of deliberate appreciation, acknowledgment, and validation has empowered our relationship over the years, allowing us to stay connected through conflict.
“Don’t get your emotions involved in the unloading. Just be there and witness.” - Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky
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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk