Problem Solving in Relationships

The MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program continues on the topic of relationships this month, with some helpful tips on problem solving in a relationship.

  • You are not a victim.  It is your choice when to react and how to react.
  • Be honest with yourself.  When you are in the midst of an argument, are your comments directed toward resolution, or are you looking for payback? If your comments are blaming and hurtful, it is best to take a deep breath and change your strategy.
  • Change it up.  If you continue to respond in the same way that has brought you pain and unhappiness in the past, you can’t expect a different result this time.  Just one little shift can make a big difference.
  • If you usually jump right in to defend yourself before your partner is finished speaking, hold off for a few moments.  You will be surprised at how such a small shift in tempo can change the whole tone of an argument.
  • Give a little; get a lot.  Apologize when you are wrong.  Sure it is tough, but just try it and watch something wonderful happen.
  • You can’t control the behavior of anyone else.  The only one in your charge is you.

 

The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone. This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial. Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health. With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit. In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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