Most relationships consist of two individuals with different backgrounds and unique upbringings. Quite often these differences lead to conflicts. A conflict is a natural phenomenon that can result in positive outcomes if managed carefully and thoughtfully. Trouble happens when people try to shut themselves down in order to avoid conflict. Any two people living full and vibrant lives are going to clash at some point, if conflicts are treated with respect and boundaries, they can actually give your relationship a shot of energy. You end up with a broader, fuller, more interesting relationship.