Arguments, heated or otherwise, are bound to take place in any kind of relationship. For couples, jealousy, communication gap, in-laws, shopping, decisions about children, money, and sex lives are common triggers in discussions that can get out of control. Even seemingly simple things like wrong use of a word or a sarcastic remark can set off a partner. Couples handle such situations in different ways. But we have a real problem when both parties just can't stop outdoing each other. Arguments run into hours and days. Some couples, especially the first time, find it frightening that they can't seem to stop shouting at each other, and what it indicates about their new or old relationship. Is there a way out? Can some steps be taken? Let's discuss.
June 7, 2017