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Fight Right

It's the sixth time in two weeks that you've locked horns with your partner? Set some face-off rules to prevent your relationship from becoming a perpetual screaming match.

Question Your Motives

Have you started fights, only to forget why? Every single disagreement doesn't have to be World War III. If you flip out over everything, he might stop taking you seriously. Consider if blowing up would really resolve the matter, especially if it means changing him. Now that might be a lost cause!

Watch Your Timing

When your internal clock's off (you feel agitated, stressed or down), that's when your guy's flaws are magnified. Control your knee-jerk reactions and deal with him when you're in a better frame of mind.

Say What You Mean And Mean What You Say

Forget waiting for him to read 'between the lines and be specific. Use "I" instead of blaming him or the whole world. There's a big difference between "You make me feel like shit around your friends" and "I felt ignored last night when you didn't pay me any attention."

Let It Go!

Stop talking about it once you both see the other's point. Learn to forgive and move on. Relationships are hard enough without the added burden of keeping old issues alive in your mind. And consider the feelings of your guy. How hard it must be to be in love with someone who's got a grudge against you!

 

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