By now you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?” In a fit of anger most of us foolishly choose to be right.
I’ll go on record and tell you that I don’t fight fair. I do this adorable thing where I verbally hit below the belt whenever I feel like I’m losing an argument. I deflect, bring up old shit, and then find myself unhappy in my hollow victory. More often than not the root of the argument remains unresolved, gaining momentum just in time for the next argument.
I know we’ve all fought ugly at some point, hurting the ones that we love for the sake of being right even when one person’s “right” is the other person’s wrong.
Have no fear; there are better, more effective methods of conflict resolution in a relationship. Check out these 10 strategies for fighting fair right here!