Trials of Love: 6 Ways To Make Arguments Productive

If you’re in a serious relationship, arguments will certainly come and go. But what happens when you finally say something that you can never come back from? Was there a way to avoid it beforehand? Could you have made that argument actually productive and learn something new from it?

The answer is yes. There is always room to grow and to learn from our mistakes. Check out these 6 ways to make everyday arguments productive:

1. Listen for understanding, not just to respond.

When you’re arguing with your significant other, things can go downhill real fast. Each person already knows each other’s faults, insecurities, and past. But those are the very things that will cut them deep. Next time you get into an argument, listen for understanding and not just to respond.

If you’re listening just to reply with an even harsher comeback, the argument will never end. If they’re saying “you always leave the toilet seat down”. If you listen to