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How to Fight Fair in Your Relationship

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary:

How you argue and resolve conflict with your partner can determine a happy and successful OR doomed relationship.

Air Date: 3/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Relationship and Marriage Blogger, Angela Pope
anglea pope Angela Christian Pope has been offering no nonsense advice to individuals and couples for years before establishing ModernRelationship.org to reach a wider audience. Her practical suggestions and tips get immediate results. She lives in the Southeastern United States with her hunky husband and exceptionally beautiful children, who are willing guinea pigs to test her theories.
How to Fight Fair in Your Relationship

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.

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