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Where Do We Go from Here? Negotiating Through—And Learning From—Crossroads Moments in Relationships
Where do we go from here? Negotiating through—and learning from—crossroads moments in relationships

We can learn to view conflict as a positive force necessary for the development and maintenance of a worthwhile and fulfilling relationship.

—Kellett and Dalton (2001, p. 182)

Almost all relationships move through stages and phases of evolution toward closeness and sometimes of devolution toward breaking apart. Central to those moves forward, closer together, or further apart are conflicts. These are often big conflicts that we might refer to as crossroads moments, moments of truth, or turning points that force relational partners to question the quality of their communication, the meaning and strength of their relationship, and the balance of their commonalities ...

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