Marriage and Family | Conflict Resolution Worksheet





  1. I use language that wouldn’t put a person on the defensive, such as telling my feelings rather than blaming or accusing.

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!

  2. I am not immediately defensive when my spouse brings up an issue or problem.

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!

  3. I speak kindly to my souse (no sarcasm or name-calling).

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!

  4. I will apologize.

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!

  5. I take time to listen to what my spouse is saying. (I’m not just thinking about what I’m going to say next while he or she is talking).

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!

  6. I stay engaged with my spouse and don’t just shut down and not try to talk things out.

    • ___________ I’m really good at this!

    • ___________ I’m okay at this.

    • ___________ I really need to work on this!



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