Posts tagged "fighting"

7 Rules For Fighting Fair With Your Partner, According To Science

Nighttime is the right time for drama. Remember that time your partner spilled wine all over your white sofa, and you thought, for sure, you were going to smother him in his sleep after an argument about it? Remember the time and energy wasted on the argument that followed, and the days of letting it…

By: YourTango.com / February 22, 2015

3 Easy Ways To Win Every Argument (And Still Make Everyone Happy)

Think "winning" an argument means always being right? ... WRONG! Want to never "lose" another argument ever again? I've discovered that reconnecting to your personal purpose when conflict crops up is the secret to understanding how to rise above the energy of a fight, and bring about a win-win resolution. I've certainly had my share of fights in my…

By: YourTango.com / January 30, 2015

7 Rules Of Engagement For A Friendship Breakup

Not all friendships work out. We all can't be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you're fortunate, a friendship fizzles out slowly and imperceptibly, without any awkward requests to get that cardigan back. If you're not-so-fortunate, your friendship is going to end in either…

By: The Frisky / August 22, 2014

Dating Don’ts: 7 Kinds Of Default Fighting Styles That Will Drive You Crazy

Sometimes the worst thing about having a fight with the person you're dating is not that you're fighting, or even what you're fighting about; it's about not understanding each other's fighting style. Because whenever we fight, we go into our lizard brain default mode and before we know it we're on autopilot going off o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 3, 2013

Sorry, Bro: Posting A Video On The Internet Of Your Wife Having A Temper Tantrum Is Indefensible

By now you may have seen a video, which made the rounds on Monday, of a woman throwing a crazy-ass temper tantrum in the car while her husband films her flipping out. Jim Mongiat and his wife, Whitney Styles Mongiat, from Knoxville, Tennessee, were fighting because she wanted to spend the weekend at the lake,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2013

Pink Says Sex Will Sometimes Solve An Argument

"I was lawyering the shit out of the situation. I was like, 'You know what? Will you just come here and fuck me?' And he was like, 'Wha-wha-what?' I was like, 'Yeah! I'm done fighting. Just come here and fuck me -- that's all this is about.' He was like, 'OK!'" --Pink, on how she…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 18, 2012

11 Things You Can Say If You Definitely Want To Get In A Fight

Relationships: so great when they start out, but if you're not careful, they can quickly devolve into a maniacal battle of wills with hurt feelings and damaged egos. All couples fight (okay, most all couples fight), but it's how you fight that can really define whether or not your relationship is going to work. And…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 11, 2012

5 Most Common Relationship Fights And How To Avoid Them

Couples fight. We know this. Even the most functional couples have spats now and again. Relationship fights, they happen. However, there are many relationship fights that happen that can be avoided. Because let's face it -- the more stress and fighting a relationship has, the less enjoyable it is. Here are some common relationship fights and how to (hopefully) avoid them.

By: The Stir / January 30, 2012

Girl Talk: Do All Couples Argue?

Last month, my husband Jason and I had our fiercest argument ever. In our six-year history, I have accepted that occasional spats are part and parcel of every couple’s attempt to weave two independent lives into one harmonious fabric of existence. Even marital vows oblige us to respect the glaring reality of love’s peaks and…

By: B.B. White / November 29, 2011

Terrible Women Encourage Two Young Girls To Fistfight

That time your mom made you come home from the party by 11 and you were so pissed and thought she was the worst mother on Earth? Yeah, you should forgive her. At least your mom didn't make you fistfight another kid in a parking lot. Alas, we cannot say the same for Nida Longoria, 28,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2011

Morning Quickies: There’s Video Of Shia LaBeouf’s Drunken Bar Fight

Oh dear: TMZ has an exclusive video of Shia LaBeouf's drunken bar fight this weekend, which ended up on a Vancouver street. Getting punched by a guy wearing no shirt is rather indignifying, isn't it? Poor Shia. [TMZ] The First Lady revealed President Obama does like his young daughters keeping up with the Kardashians, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2011

What Was Your Biggest Friend Blowout?

In middle school and high school, it seemed like there was drama with friends every five minutes over stupid crap, like who was copying whose outfit, or who the cutest boy in school liked more. Now that we're adults -- well, most of the time -- friend blowouts are few and far between. But whe…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 15, 2011

The Phrase That Will Win You Every Fight: “You Just Really Hurt My Feelings”

Every second of every day, some couple somewhere is fighting about something either completely ridiculous, semi ridiculous or actually kind of legitimate, and someone's always going to walk away the victor of the argument. It has been said that you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they fight whether they’re…

By: Emma Golden / August 4, 2011

Survey Says You’ll Bicker With Your S.O. 2,455 Times This Year!

Snapped at your boyfriend because he forgot to take out the trash? Argued over whether to watch "American Idol" or the Bulls game? You're not alone -- couples average 2,455 of those little spats each year. That's according to a survey of 3,000 people conducted by home insurance company Esure, which found that couples bicker…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2011

12 Reasons Why Women Don’t Listen To Men

Psychologist Robert Leahy made a list of reasons why men don't listen to women. Sure maybe he's not listening to us because he want us to be rational rather than emotional, but it's pretty likely that at that point, we're not listening to him either. While this list is an interesting look at why communicatio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2011

The Top 10 Argument Triggers For Couples

According to a new study, bathroom behaviors are to blame for triggering the majority of couples' average of 312 fights a year, with kitchen cleanliness coming in a close second. If you think couples are fighting -- most often on Thursdays at 8:00pm for approximately ten minutes -- about meaningful stuff like sex, money, parenting,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2011

5 Things We Don’t Understand About The Way Men Fight

Men. Who can understand them? Not me. The thing about men I understand the least is how they fight. I literally feel like I'm speaking another language when I'm arguing with my dude. Are we talking about the same thing? Did we have the same conversation? Wait, are we even on the same planet? That'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2010

Sometimes Breaking Up With A Friend Is The Right Thing To Do

As I get older and my life becomes more complicated, I've noticed that my desire to spend time with certain friends has waned. Not that I don't love and care for them, but for various reasons, these friendships have become too complicated or too negative to warrant the effort that it takes to keep them…

By: YourTango.com / June 11, 2010

5 Good Reasons To Crack A Smile

How many times a day do you smile? Chances are it might not be enough. Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn't think you could. Think about it -- people are always busy, whether they're late to work, shopping around, or running errands. We often forget how easy it…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 2, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Is Fighting Healthy In A Relationship?”

Every once in a while I get a question that's so to-the-point and universal, I can't not answer. Here's an example: Is fighting healthy for a relationship? And if so, how do you define what a "healthy fight" is? — Curious

By: Wendy Atterberry / February 10, 2010
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