In a relationship, you react to what the other person says and does. The way you react is connected to the lifeexperience you have achieved, and your level of self esteem.
In a close relationship many feelings are activated. Your feelings influence your reactions to the other person. If you feel hurt or angry, it may be difficult to open up your mind to the perspective of your partner. Misunderstanding and conflct can easily be the consequence.
BUT ACTUALLY CONFLICTS CAN BE POSITIVELY CHALLENGING AND MAKE THE RELATIONSHIP GROW, IF THEY ARE HANDLED CONSTRUCTIVELY.