Relationship Reading Corner
Here are some articles on Being Right.
Being Right or Being in Relationship: Which Do You Choose? “A person who is more interested in being right will focus on what they are not getting from another person, and spend their time and energies attempting to communicate their unmet needs. A person whose greater interest is being in relationship will focus more on understanding what the other person’s needs are, and in learning more about how they can assist the other person in meeting those needs.” This article also leads to a useful exercise of 10 questions.
Saving your relationship by letting go of the need to always be right “Being right is like an addictive drug. You always need more of it in order to feel satisfied. But the feeling of peace and harmony that comes from surrendering this primitive drive to be right can lead to a lifetime of joy in your personal relationships.”
Why People In Happy Relationships Don’t Worry About Being Right “Learning how to make joint decisions about these marital issues can be difficult: The goal is that both people come out of the conversation feeling respected and heard. Most couples are unsure about how to have such conversations because they focus on the content versus the emotional needs of their partner during difficult conversations.”