We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Conflict within a relationship can make life stressful. When the conflict continues, it can impact your mental health. 

The cause of the conflict could be a difference in your beliefs, experience, opinion, taste, personality, or perspective. Regardless of the root of the conflict, it can be intense enough to cause disruption in the relationship. Both romantic partners and families can be in conflict with each other.

Conflict in any relationship might not always be a bad thing. When conflict is productive and healthy, it allows people to learn and understand more about other people’s experiences and how they perceive the world. In addition to this, conflict can also help people to grow and come up with creative solutions to their problems. 

When there is a lot of conflict in a relationship, it can cause you to feel stressed. When you’re exposed to a lot of stress, you can experience physical and emotional symptoms. You can find the symptoms listed here

Resolving Conflict 

Below you can find a few tips that could help you to deal with conflict:

  • Tell people how you feel. Use “I” statements. For example, instead of saying “You did it again and I hate it!” say “I feel frustrated because you left your rubbish on the floor”. When you are specific, the person you’re talking to recognises their behaviour and is aware of how you feel about it.
  • Listen to the other person and try to understand their point of view. Make them feel heard, even if you don’t agree with what they’re saying.

  • Always be kind and respectful. Try to control your breathing if you’re angry. Try to be aware of your tone, and don’t make threats. Remain calm while getting your point across. When you’re calm, the other person is likely to remain calm.
  • Agree to disagree if it is the only way to deal with the conflict. 

 

We offer mental health support in Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk