By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.
Pardon the cliché, but relationship rules are meant to be broken. Though people love to offer marriage advice--You don't have to be best friends! The path to your husband's heart is through his stomach! (I really hope that one's not true)--none of it matters if what you're doing works for you. Even if your system is in direct violation of all of those hackneyed guidelines, rebel away.
1. Don't go to bed angry
There have been times when I literally wept--yes, wept, not cried--myself to sleep because I was so frustrated. During those instances, I was hangry, hopped up on hormones, and acting completely irrational. That's when the best way to end the senseless string of insults and crazed behavior is to just go to bed. At some point in the middle of the night, I'll find my husband's arm around me, and the next morning, I wake up feeling silly, and I apologize, and we move on. Sure, it's not that easy with the big stuff, but sometimes a foul mood you