No matter if you've been dating for five years, or married for two, you are bound to have fights with your significant other.
Some may seem silly and are easily resolved and forgotten within 10 minutes. But what about those other stubborn and never-ending fights?
Depending on how you argue and resolve conflict with your partner can make all the difference in determining a happy, successful relationship or a doomed one.
During any fight, it's important to ask yourself what you are truly upset about and why this fight is taking place.
Are you looking to resolve the conflict or to just get even with your partner? Or does it all come down to winning an argument and the subject of the fight is irrelevant?
If your go-to move is to insult character and hit below the belt, bring up past issues and refuse to back down, you're not fighting fair and you need to take a breath.
What are some tips for fighting fair?
Always remember the good in your partner and the love you both share. And, be nice. Keep your fight relevant, private and get to the point of your frustration.
Relationship and marriage blogger, Angela Pope, shares why it's important to fight fair in a relationship, as well as some tips to help you stay balanced during an argument.