8 Rules of Fighting Fairly

By: Anonymous

  1. Never use name-calling, slurs or insults. Also, don’t make fun of your partner’s body, weight or other things over which they have no control.

    2. Never refer to the person as being a certain way, rather just refer to their behavior as being a certain way. “Never criticize character—criticize behavior,” Rabbi Shmuley says.

    3. Never bring your spouse’s family into an argument. This will only make your partner more defensive and less willing to hear your perspective, he says.

    4. Do not speak in anger. Control your behavior and calm down before you say anything you may later regret.

    5. Don’t cut each other off. Wait until your partner finishes, then state your point of view.

    6. Don’t yell. Shouting and screaming is especially harmful for children to witness. “There’s never an excuse for yelling,” Rabbi Shmuley says.

    7. Don’t go to sleep without resolving an argument. The longer an argument is drawn out, the harder it becomes to end it. It’s better to stay up all night and resolve your differences than to go to bed upset, Rabbi Shmuley says.

    8. Apologize. If you hurt your spouse, you must apologize. Remember, marriage isn’t about proving who’s right and who’s wrong—it’s about having a strong, loving relationship.


About Amr Badran

An Egyptian Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer since 1997. I've trained on Management, Leadership and Soft Skills to thousands of people from many nationalities, backgrounds and professions in more than 10 countries across the Middle and Far East. I've also provided my consultancy service for issues of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales and Capacity Building. Holder of an MBA and a Candidate for Doctorate in Business. Find more about my Management and Personal Skills Courses at AmrBadran.com and feel free contacting me at Amr@AmrBadran.com
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