5 Strategies for Arguing with your Spouse

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scream and shoutI come from a family of passionate yellers. When there was a fight in our family, it was usually a knock down drag out. For about 5-10 minutes. Then everyone went to their respective rooms, cooled off, came back out, apologies were made (usually) and everyone moved on.

My husband does not work like that.

I remember once, when my family was in the midst of one of these arguments, my husband (then boyfriend) and sister-in-law (then brother’s girlfriend) were in the kitchen. Ashley was singing Jesus Loves Me softly to herself. Her family didn’t yell like that either apparently.

For some reason, yelling works for my family of origin (mom, dad, brother), but it does not work for my husband (The counselor in me says its still probably unhealthy, but oh well). So we’ve had to live and learn other ways to “argue”.

Join me over at Simply Helping Him as I talk about arguing productively with your spouse. We by no means have it together, but these are some useful tips we’ve learned along the way.

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  1. Pamela Kuhn says:

    I never remember my parents raising their voices to each other or us. My husband’s parents were the same so yelling has never happened in our home, either. But arguing isn’t all about yelling and your tips for productive arguing can work for all of us.

    • Perhaps I should clarify, I make it sound like may parents yelled at me as a kid. This was mostly as a teenager, and I provoked the yelling. I don’t remember my parents yelling at each other as a kid or really ever.

  2. Thank you for sharing in my corner girly! :) Blessings!


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