Negotiation Handbook for Couples: From conflict to connection  (part 3 of 3 part series)


In this my last entry in this series I will share with you my summary and the emotional components that are involved in negotiation.


Emotional issues involved in negotiation


I want to emphasize before leaving this section the tremendous importance of feeling accepted, respected, saving face, pride and maintaining belief you have influence in your relationship are to the process of successful couple’s negotiation.


We’ve all witnessed situations where people still argue well beyond the issue itself; they just don’t want to lose the argument.  Even if they are not sure if they are right or being fair, they still argue their point because they hate to give in.


Regardless of the issue, I believe you have a 60% chance of success if you make sure your communications are respectful and recognize your partner’s emotions and are accepting of them, even if your point of view is the complete opposite of theirs.


On the other hand, it is 100% certain that if negotiation/discussions are disrespectful and critical, even if you “win” and get your way, you lose.


What follows next in the Negotiation Handbook for Couples: From conflict to connection is a discussion of what attitudes are necessary in order to have a positive playing field for successful negotiation.  At a later date I will share this with you or if you don’t want to wait you have a download purchase at:



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