Because problems and conflicts are a normal part of couple relationships, healthy couples use strategies to stay calm, contain their stress response, soothe their partner, and listen attentively.

MNG-F1 Manage: Dealing with Differences in Healthy Ways
Brief summary for professionals about conflict in couple relationships.
(For a copy of the full chapter, see the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model
MNG-F2 Dealing with Differences in Healthy Ways
Fact sheet that will help clients understand the healthy ways to manage conflict in their relationships.
MNG-F3 Common Myths About Conflict in Relationships
Fact sheet that will help clients understand the nature and impact of conflict in relationships.
MNG-F4 When Couples Fight, Children Suffer
Fact sheet that will help clients understand the impact of couple/co-parenting conflict on parenting and children.
MNG-T1 Anger (Mis)Management
Clients will better understand harmful versus helpful ways of dealing with and expressing anger.
MNG-T2 How Our Bodies Respond to Stress
Clients will better understand how their bodies respond to stress during conflict and healthy ways to manage it.
MNG-T3 Getting Worked Up
Clients will better understand specific events that lead to them becoming angry.
MNG-T4 Keeping Your Cool
Clients better understand various strategies to help manage situations of negative emotional arousal.
MNG-T5 Keeping it Cool Together
Clients will better understand various strategies to help them calm down during emotionally intense times.
MNG-T6 Managing Tough Talks
Clients will better understand effective ways to speak and listen during conflict.
MNG-T7 Applying the Brakes During Conflict
Clients will learn conflict management strategies to help prevent arguments from escalating.