Every couple has conflict. The most common clashes surround money, sex and kids, according to Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in couples therapy.
For instance, one spouse is a saver, while the other is a spender. One partner wants to have more sex, while the other doesn’t. One partner thinks their child needs to have an early curfew and other restrictions, while the other is more lax.
The key to a healthy relationship isn’t an absence of conflict or differences. It’s handling conflict successfully. Here’s how healthy couples do it.