Before I was married, or even engaged, I was enrolled in a upper-level college course called “Communication and Conflict.” It sounded like an interesting start to my senior year, and honestly like a useful tool for me, as someone who used to have a very strong aversion to conflict of any kind. (Hint: that’s not healthy.)
The class was only once a week, held on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Though it was long and the two-in-one desk seats wear rock-hard, I did learn a lot. It was interesting to look into conflict and the various concepts that bleed into every day life.
I ended my semester with a research paper. It’s titled, “Contextual Conflict Analysis: Marital Conflict and Its Theories and Applications.”
It’s funny to me, now, that I continued to write about marriage. My Married at 22 posts are a little more lighthearted and speak from experience rather than research, but I appreciate the continuity nonetheless.
Feel free to click on the link below or download my paper if you’re interested in reading my analysis.