HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives

Managing Conflict & Power (Prompt #7)

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This prompt reminded me a lot about the topic of my personal narrative. In my personal narrative, I wrote about a conflict that my boyfriend and I regularly argue about. To make the story short, he has a girl that’s a friend that I do not like because he talks to her. I am a jealous girlfriend, and I am not afraid to say it. My boyfriend also knows this, and he knew this when we first started dating, and with time he just got used to it.

Before the whole issue I had with my boyfriend and this girl came to an end, it was constant arguments and fights that ended up tearing us apart every chance we could get. This had a rough effect on our relationship because we weren’t enjoying our time together because it was either going to be a good day or a bad one that would result in no communication until maybe the next day.

I was the main culprit of the cycle. Every time I would see that he was having a conversation with her,  I would become infuriated with jealousy and ignore him and not tell him what was wrong. I would get angry because I didn’t want him talking to another girl about problems in his life because I was supposed to be the girl that was there for him. He would get mad at me because he thought I didn’t trust him. I got angry because it wasn’t that I didn’t trust him, it was the fact that he was talking to another girl about things that are very personal to someone that wasn’t me. He was telling me these problems first, but it was the need to tell her everything that bothered me the most.

In the end, we both changed our communication to end the issue. I finally told him how I felt and why I felt the way I felt. Before I did this I warned him that I didn’t want to fight, I just wanted to talk things out. He took the time to listen, and I took the time to express how I felt. We both shared our feelings and come to the conclusion that we are together because we both love each other and we are going to have certain individuals that we conversate with and that’s okay.

One thought on “Managing Conflict & Power (Prompt #7)

  1. Hey daisy, I know your boyfriend and how stubborn he is about getting his way. I know that had a lot to do with your conflicts and why he wouldn’t consider your jealousy. It’s good to hear you and Rodrigo worked things out I’m happy to hear that this conflict resulted in making your relationship stronger!

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