You've probably heard that you should never go to bed angry with your significant other. It is one of the oldest pieces of relationship advice. But trying to finish a fight while you are still awake might not be that beneficial to your relationship after all. Here are three reasons why you might actually benefit from going to bed angry.
You Have Time to Calm Down
One of the biggest reasons it is beneficial to go to bed angry is that you have time to calm down. When you are angry, your emotions can spin out of control and you can say hurtful things out of anger. If you go to bed, you give yourself a chance to cool off, so that you don't say something you don't mean. When you wake up, you will be much calmer and can discuss things more productively.
You Will Be More Rational
When you are angry and fighting, your rationality can go out the window. You won't be able to have a productive argument if you are just screaming and think that everything you hear from your guy is an insult. That is why it is best to just sleep on it so that you can take a more logical approach to what you were arguing about in the morning.
You Will Won't Be As Tired
There is nothing worse than having an argument after you just got done with a long day of work. You are already tired and irritable, so the fight just makes you feel worse. Even little issues can lead to a major blowout when you are tired and stressed out. So instead of arguing while you are exhausted, go to sleep. When you wake up, you will be more well-rested and will not blow things out proportion because you're tired.
Going to bed angry isn't so bad after all. It is actually much better for your relationship and can help you resolve an argument more productively.
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