Every couple fights.
Research shows that these conflicts fall into two categories: those that can be solved, like what movie to see on Saturday night, and those that can't be solved, like how to spend money. Unfortunately, almost 70% of conflicts fall into the irresolvable category.
Since we know we're going to fight, it's important to learn to fight right. Studies reveal that how a couple fights matters more to the health of their relationship than how much they fight.
A couple with children has an additional pressure on their fighting style, because they owe it to their kids to maintain a certain level of civility, even if they'd take a no-holds-barred approach in private.
Here are some tips about how to fight right in front of children:
1. Don't get physical -- obviously, not hitting, but also no throwing things, breaking things, or slamming doors.
2. Don't criticize your spouse with sweeping generalizations, like "Your father never thinks about anyone butRead More »from Six tips for how to FIGHT RIGHT in front of your children.