Conflict in relationships is not unusual nor is it always a bad thing. It can be constructive and help you work through issues, but egos can often get in the way of a healthy discussion. When we turn an argument into a critique of our partners we feel bad afterwards, but we don’t always apologize because we fear giving up power in the relationship. In reality, an apology is one of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your partner and seek forgiveness. To read more from Mindful, click here.