technology frequently) 20+ long-distance relationship It's hard to find the right time to talk about the problems. 30+ It is sometimes easier to settle conflicts through text messaging. long-term relationship, living together 20+ a new relationship When we only do things that he wants to do, I get mad at him and become really quiet, until he asks me what's wrong. 30+ Both dealing and not dealing with irritants are stressful.
one's partner about a conflict is a very crucial and difficult part of resolving relationship problems. • It is easier to notice the irritants than recognize the improvements in your partner. (the always & never issue) • Communication via technology allows the couple to resolve conflicts more rationally and objectively