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Preventing Unwarranted Conflict

I seem to start conflicts, arguments, in my romantic relationship out of nowhere and over nothing. My partner is caring and sweet and yet I sometimes go on the attack almost out of nowhere.  I don’t know how to stop this from happening.  I just go on the offensive and then feel awful about it later. I’m an extremely anxious person and worry about the state of my relationship.  I’m happy a lot of the time and want to do what I can to keep these random bursts of conflict from happening.  It’s almost as if I start to go on the attack and just can’t stop myself from doing it. Is there anything I can do to make this stop happening?

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