- Advertisement -
Last Updated on January 30, 2021
Are you sick and tired of constantly arguing with your partner? Even though relationship arguments are common, they are quick to escalate and evolve into serious problems and cause a lot of relationship stress. So, what are some of the best ways to avoid bad arguments while keeping peace in the relationship? Most of these tips have to do with behavior changes and working on yourself and how you act. So if you’re ready to make changes in your life, here are the 8 ways on how to stop fighting in your relationship forever!
1. Don’t Be Defensive
Normally, you end up feeling attacked or misjudged whenever an argument arises. However, when you’re in a relationship, the key is always to put yourself in your partner’s shoes. Try to take a step back and evaluate the situation from all points of view. Normally, people get way too defensive and can say pretty damaging stuff to the other person which will only aggravate the situation. Are they right in any way? Are they approaching it nicely? If so, there’s no reason to be rude about it. Understanding your own mistakes and owning up to them is the first step to a healthy resolution. If you feel like your partner is being mean, address that while keeping a neutral tone and always be respectful.
2. If Needed, It’s Best To Step Away
If you’re not the confrontational type, arguments can cause you a wide range of emotions that you cannot control. Whenever this happens, you can feel dizzy, confused, furious, and so on. To avoid saying things you don’t mean, remove yourself from the situation. This doesn’t mean you’re hiding or running away from the argument. It simply means you need to take 5 or 20 minutes to yourself so you can think about things and later resolve them in a healthier, calmer way. Make sure you tell this to your partner before leaving the room. Otherwise, they might feel neglected, which will only make things worse.
3. It’s Always Best To Argue Face To Face
Whenever speaking through text or even a phone call, there are still things that get lost in translation. Sometimes you can text a simple “Ok.” that in your mind is friendly, but to the other person, it can come across as an angry text. Emojis won’t do the trick here, especially in arguments. Whenever there’s a fight, it’s important to listen to what the other person is saying and how they’re saying it, which has a lot to do with body language. A simple glimpse of one’s eyes can tell you a lot more than the words coming out of their mouth.
- Advertisement -