Have you ever had an argument with your spouse and then both of you walked away feeling angry, misunderstood and confused? Even the healthiest marriages face disagreements, but if we’re not careful, those differences of opinion can escalate into something destructive.
A secret of healthy and happy couples seems to be found in working through disagreements in a productive way. I’m convinced that if you will follow a few simple guidelines, the tone of your arguments and consequently the tone of your entire marriage can be transformed in a healthy way. Each couple is different, but I believe these basic principles will hold true in the vast majority of marriages. Start applying these right away and your relationship will experience some instant improvements.
1. Realize that you’ll both win or you’ll both lose.
As husband and wife, you’re partners in everything, so nobody “wins” an argument. Realize that you’ll either win together or lose together, so work together to find a solution. For more on this, check out my 3-minute video on How to “Win” an argument with your spouse
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