How To Argue With Your Partner

  1. Move away from fragile items.
  2. Stick to the original topic. If your started off about dirty laundry and, after a while, you find yourselves arguing over money, unless you’ve mentioned a launderette along the way, you’ve gone off topic.
  3. Mentioning in-laws, each other’s friends or pets grants an instant penalty shoot to the adversary.
  4. An argument is not a memory game about past arguments.
  5. Not all problems are his/her fault. Donald Trump, quite likely, isn’t.
  6. Not all problems have a solution and not all people with a problem want a solution (sympathy and cuddles are sometimes preferred)
  7. Make peace before the end of the day. Not only will this keep you safer while you’re sleeping, but it allows you to start a fresh new argument in the morning.
  8. Healthy arguing is a skill that needs practice. Start practicing while dating.
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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Tami says:

    Number 7 is the most important Mama. I have also found that if I get a good night’s sleep before the fight is finished I usually forget that we were fighting. So I end up wasting a lot of good fresh fight time trying to remember what the last fight was about. 😀

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  2. Ipuna Black says:

    This is great! I’ve matured the older I have gotten. I have realized that many things aren’t worth arguing over.

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  3. Love it! No. 7 is for keeps 😁😁

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  4. azuremorn says:

    Great advice. Best wishes from an Indian Papa.

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    1. Thank you, and best wishes to you too, Indian Papa!

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  5. Reblogged this on The Sicilian Mama and commented:

    Hello! I’m reblogging this old post because many of you liked it. Enjoy!

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  6. An excellent list that I shall print out and keep; ready to use if my hubby ever has the gall to argue with me lol!!

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