A Couple’s Guide to Better Arguing

You might be surprised to learn that arguments can foster greater intimacy and communication. Personal attacks like name-calling, focusing on winning rather than what your partner is communicating, and fighting under stressful conditions such as illness, are all signs of a fight that isn’t helping your relationship. Instead, try leading with the positive. You can’t agree on everything, so know that it’s alright to disagree. Pressing pause on a heated conversation, and apologizing for hurtful mistakes, are good practices that emphasize what’s most important: your relationship. When conflict inevitably arises, hashing it out can strengthen your bond; just remember to focus on finding a solution, rather than tearing each other down.

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