Did you know that working through the messiness in relationships is the key to connection, trust and resilience?
You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships yet the truth is that conflict and messiness are not only OK but crucial to our social and emotional development to growth and intimacy.
We need mismatch because without it we can’t experience repair. It turned out on average 70% of the interactions were out of sync. And the repair where the action was. So the most important part was not the mismatch but the repair.
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