Misunderstandings arise all the time. People may not say or do what you expect them to. And that can lead to problems. Problem solving can help you evaluate a problem, come up with solutions, and decide what to do. It may help the situation to see it from the other person’s point of view. It might help to hone your communication skills, such as your listening skills.

Learning to solve problems is a skill that can help you change unhealthy habits, meet your goals, and improve your relationships. Name a time you solved a problem in one of your relationships? How did you solve it?