Fights can bring out the worst in us — like the part of you that cares more about being right than your partner's feelings, or the part that believes that all criticism is an intentional personal attack — and they can make us feel out of control, turning us into people that we barely recognize.How can we reconcile our visions of ourselves as smart, fair, loving individuals with the fact that we once called out beloved partner a "Satan-spawned fraud of a being" just because they beat us at a game of Connect Four?
Another thing I’ve learned is that there are some things you simply don’t say when you’re fighting with your partner, no matter how angry you are.
It can be hard to keep control of yourself but a respectful adult simply doesn’t let the following phrases leave their lips when they’re in a fight with their partner, no matter how knock-down, drag-out it is.
I’ve found that one of the hardest things about being one half of a couple is figuring out how to fight fairly with your partner.
I was raised in a household where yelling, crying, and slamming doors were not only acceptable behaviors for fighting but were, to some extent, expected.
This is another bomb that should only, only be thrown down if your SO truly cares so much about an issue that they’re willing to sacrifice your entire relationship.