Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Conflict Management in Marriage. It needs to be at least 1250 words. At the same time, is obvious that people do not get divorced for no reason. Thus, a conflict of any kind, if not managed properly, may result in a separation or a divorce. Marital conflict, as Caughlin and Vangelisti (2012) point out, is a predictor of negative outcomes not only for the married couple but also for children, who may percept a conflict even more difficult than the divorce itself.
Therefore, it seems important to understand why conflicts arise in marriage, what their consequences might be, and how they can be prevented or managed effectively, because, as Gottman (1994) writes in his book ‘Why Marriages Succeed or Fail’, the happiness of a married couple depends on how well it can resolve conflicts.
Criticism in marriage can be described as blaming a spouse for certain personality or character traits. It’s the appearance in marriage, according to Kelley et al. (1978), can be explained by gender differences, meaning that men and women percept particular behaviors or situations differently, thus coming to a conflict on the basis of different understanding and attitude towards one situation.
On this matter, a 2004 study by Schulz et al. showed that though both, men and women, express anger similarly, they have different reactions to stressful conditions. While after a stressful workday, for instance, a husband expresses less anger and destructive behavior, a wife, in most cases, acts angrily and critically, and expresses dissatisfaction.
Contempt, expressed in such actions as name-calling, hostile humor or mockery, eye-rolling or sneering, is another sign of a desire to psychologically abuse the partner. It is, in most cases, caused by some unresolved issues or lack of understanding (Gottman, 1994). Instead of communicating and explaining to the partner what is expected of him or her, a spouse just expresses contempt, thus hurting the feelings and self-concept of the counterpart. .
The next problem that frequently results in a conflict is defensiveness – on