Know Your Triggers
In the aftermath of an argument, the best thing to do is find a way to prevent future arguments from reaching the same boiling point. We all know what our triggers are, or how to push our partner’s buttons, so rather than allowing an argument to escalate, figure out a way to defuse the situation before it gets to the point of no return. If that means going for a walk or giving your partner a SOFT touch on the arm or holding his or her hand, sometimes that very act can bring your heart rate back to its normal pulse. Make sure there is no name calling, cursing or disrespectful language used – no hitting below the belt. Not fighting fair, especially when having a huge disagreement, is a sure way to destroy the relationship – so unless you truly want it to be over, try adopting a calmer, more thoughtful and respectful approach.