I never believe those couples who say they don't fight. Well, that's not true. I believe them. I just doubt that they have a fantastic relationship.
Fighting (or arguing or disagreeing) is a huge part of what keeps me hot for the hubs after what sometimes feels like a million (OK, 10) years together.
Many studies have proven that fighting, in general, is better for relationships than letting anger fester. Of course, not all fights are built the same. Keeping anger inside is not healthy, but neither is exploding all over the place with no clear sense of direction.
Marriage is not easy. It basically involves two people with two different sets of emotions and ideas about the way things should be. Add in some kids, joint bank accounts, cars, a mortgage, and a sex life and there are lot of places to disagree. It's OK (good, in fact) to do it. Here are the five fights you should be having:
Disagreements are healthy and normal. Talking about them is healthy and normal. Letting them escalate? Is not.
Also, just think of the make-up sex ...
Do you and your spouse fight?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program