10 Critical Don'ts to Avoid when Arguing ...

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10 Critical Don'ts to Avoid when Arguing ...
10 Critical Don'ts to Avoid when Arguing ...

Arguing is a perfectly normal part of any relationships, but as with everything there are a few** key mistakes to avoid**. Following these guidelines will keep your disagreements from getting out of hand.

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1

Don't Wait to Confront a Problem

If you are upset about something speak up. Holding anger in will only lead to a blow out at a later time over something that is not the real issue.

2

Don't Stray from the Real Issue

It makes no sense to yell about the dishes not getting cleaned when the argument is about not feeling appreciated.

3

Don't Yell or Scream

4

Don't Name Call

Calling names is only going to add fuel to the fire. Remember to focus on the issue.

5

Don't Place Blame

Own your feelings by using “I” statements not “you” statements.

6

Don't Expect Anyone to “just Know” Why You Are Mad

You have to speak your words. It is very unlikely you are arguing with a mind reader.

7

Don't Lie, Not Even by Submission

Be honest. It’s the only way to make progress.

8

Don't Let the Argument Carry on Endlessly

Work together to find a solution.

9

Don't Ignore Apologies

10

Don't Forget to Follow through ...

... with your end of the final agreement.

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Disagreements are not a deal breaker in a relationship. Just remember to stay calm and focused on the issue. When a solution be sure to hold up your end of the bargain.

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the easiest way to avoid all of that - just said "sorry" at the every begging it works for me, actually :)

ALL of this is very TRUE...and will come in handy one day!!!

Don't be insincere in what you say, or your body language/movements; facial expressions, etc.

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