Most of us try and resolve conflict in the worst possible moment – when emotion is high and cognition is low.
This high emotion, low cognition state is defined by Gottman as flooding. When either partner is flooded, staying in the conversation will only escalate the conflict.
This week on the podcast, Julie Benoit joins me to talk about flooding and what makes us vulnerable to flooding. Listen to this episode to learn:
- What flooding is and how to recognize it.
- What to do when either of you is flooded.
- How to proactively prevent flooding so you can have more productive communication when the potential for conflict is high.