Arguments happen in every healthy relationship — it sounds contradictory, but it’s true. It’s okay to argue with your partner; not everyone will agree on everything all of the time. But arguments can have a negative impact if they aren’t handled properly.
Now, we want to be clear: we are by no means saying that physical altercations, abusive outbursts or screaming tirades are okay or normal. We’re talking about disagreements that occur within healthy, respectful relationships.
The trick to preventing an argument from destroying your relationship is learning how to “fight” fair. You and your partner can use the tips below to keep your relationship healthy and respectful, even during disagreements.