GO TO TIME OUT!
We send our children to “time out” when they’re misbehaving. It’s a chance for them to think about what they did wrong.
We need to take a voluntary time out when our arguments get heated. We need to disengage, walk away and regroup in the middle of a spat. Come back when we’ve calmed down.
When we get “flooded,” the best thing we can do is to “self-soothe” for 20 or more minutes.
Listen to today’s episode to make sure you don’t fall into the trap of a lose-lose argument.
“Practice Self-Soothing” is on the Manage Conflict rung of the Sound Relationship House and is the topic for today.