Let’s face it, everyone fights sometimes and in some situations, a good row is even fun. Arguing is actually a sign of a healthy relationship if it does not abuse or belittle. There is nothing wrong with expressing your displeasure with something your significant other did, but it’s never okay to call your partner names or use other hurtful words.
Here are 4 tips on how successful couples fight.
1 They Stand Their Ground
When an argument becomes heated, they don’t run off and stew. Instead, both parties verbally address the issues of the fight until they are resolved. Running off and avoiding the unpleasantness of the disagreement doesn’t solve anything, in fact, it makes things worse. Maybe you have heard to never go to bed mad at each other, well that is sound advice. Seeking the solace of sleep instead of addressing the problems in the relationship doesn’t make them better. It is just a form of avoidance and harmful to the relationship.
2. Take Turns
One person does not do all the talking in an argument. You need to take turns and truly listen to each other. No matter how hard it might be, do not interrupt your partner. Let her finish talking before you start to tell your side of the story.
3. Give Each Other the Benefit of Doubt
You need to acknowledge that neither one of you is perfect. remember that you ultimately you love each other or you would not be together, so give each other the benefit of the doubt.
4. Never Threaten to Bail
Threatening to leave your partner over an argument is immature and detrimental to the trust in the relationship. Remember that you are a team and in it for the long haul.
Fights happen. Remember that everyone argues, it is a great way to self-express yourself to your partner. Just remain levelheaded and before you realize it, the argument will end and it’ll be time to make up.