The fight started over dinner. It was a simple disagreement on how many potatoes to add to the recipe, but that quickly escalated into an argument about everything from who would do the dishes to what chores needed to be done next. And then one thing led to another and before we knew it, we were fighting like never before.
We wanted things back the way they used to be, but there’s no going back now–you have been hurt too badly for that. It’s not hard to avoid these types of fights.
It all starts with a plan, which you can do by talking about your expectations openly and honestly beforehand so there are no surprises when it comes time for the dishes or other household jobs.
If things have already escalated into an argument, take some space from one another–literally (some physical distance) and figuratively (time apart).
When both parties are ready to talk calmly again they should meet in private where they will feel comfortable speaking their minds without anyone else getting involved.
End content: Now that we’ve talked through how to make sure this never happens again, I want to share my favourite recipe.