When you are married it can feel like every fight could carry the threat of divorce. It is a good idea to have a set of strategies on hand to cope with problems as they come up. This approach can go a long way towards heading problems off before they become too big to handle.
- Being married (or in a long-term relationship) has a lot to do with forms of communication. How we talk, the tone of voice we use, and how we fight.
- A fight may not have anything to do with your partner and more about the need for personal space.
- A big fight every once in a while can be healthy and lead to productive resolutions.
“Fighting when you’re married is normal. When I meet a couple who says they never argue — I do find it hard to digest. There are going to be at least some disputes that come up over the course of a relationship.”