8 Practical Tips to Stop Fighting With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Learning how to stop fighting with your significant other is much more intensive than just going through a checklist or flipping through a manual. It may very well be much harder than the hardest exam you've ever given. Let's put that thought aside and take a look at tips that will help you stop arguing and fighting with your partner and throw light on how you can save your relationship.
1. Stop Swearing
Arguments and fights happen in all relationships. But one of the fundamental elements that aggravate arguments is the use of swear words and profanities. While you may have inadvertently called your boyfriend an a**h**e or called your girlfriend a bi**h in a fit of rage or while making fun of them, these words may very well ring out aloud in their head later. After a fight, your partner may very well be thinking aloud "Wow she called me an a**h**e in front f everyone" or "He says he loves me but he calls me a bi**h. How rude of him"
Make it a rule and stick to it – You or your partner will not use swear words when you argue.
2) Look at Old Pictures of You With Your Partner
Looking at old pictures of the both of you will ignite an emotional spark and help you think of the good times that you spent together. It is one of the easiest stimulants that you can get to stop fighting with your boyfriend or girlfriend. So when you have some spare time, pull on those comfortable jammies, fix yourself a nice hot homemade cappuccino, play romantic music and just lay on your bed as you flip through your precious pictures and loving memories.
3) Think About The Things That You Did To Impress Your Partner Before You Started Your Relationship
Do you remember the cute little things that you did to impress your girlfriend/boyfriend before your relationship started? Yes, we are talking about all the innocent flirting, touching of hands, the long drives, the romantic dates and so on.
Think of the spark that was burning inside you and think of the urge you had to just hug your partner and stay in his/her arms all night long. This is the stuff that romantic movies are made off and you will get a lot of goose bumps as your mind goes on a happy little emotional roller coaster. Such warm and loving thoughts will help you mellow down. Whoever knew learning how to stop fighting would be some much fun?
4) Think Of Your Life Without The Company Of Your Partner
If you really want to save your relationship and end your never ending arguments, think about the disadvantages of living your life without your partner. No longer will you have someone to hug in the middle of the night nor will you have someone who will come running to you if you fall sick. You won't have anyone to share your secrets with nor will you have someone who will like you for who you are. Who will hold you in your arms and say "I love you"? Who will look into your eyes and smile? Who will tolerate your idiosyncrasies and quirky little habits?
These were just a few questions to ponder about. To stop fighting with your partner, you must realize that life without your girlfriend or boyfriend can possibly be much worse than the rough patch that your relationship is going through.
5) Introspect: Am I Doing Something Wrong Again And Again?
Do you have a bad habit that is coming in between you and your efforts to save your relationship? It could be something as silly as being a nagging girlfriend or an overtly possessive boyfriend to something as serious as a nasty flirting habit. We all have our idiosyncrasies and it is our right to expect our partners to tolerate them.
But if one of your habits it continuously pushing the limits, you may very well throw your plans of learning how to stop fighting with your boyfriend or girlfriend, out the window. Maybe it is time for a little introspection. Maybe it is time you sat down with a calm head and thought about something that you may be doing again and again that annoys your partner. You may be winning all the arguments, but are you really right?
6) If You Are in a Bad Mood, Back Off
We all have days in which we may not be in the best of moods. If you are having a bad day and your temper is out of bounds, step back and refrain from getting into any animated conversations with your partner. If your partner starts a discussion that touches a tender nerve, just tell him/her something on the lines of "Look, it is best if we don't talk right now. I'm not in the right frame of mind" By backing of at the right moment, you may very well have avoided a fight that could have been the straw that broke the camel's back.
7) Spend a Few Days Away From Your Partner: But Don't Party
After a point, partners who continuously argue with each other may in fact believe that their lives are better without their loved ones. If you think so too, get a taste of loneliness by spending a few days or maybe even a week away from your partner.
You will suddenly realize how badly you crave the happy, sad, fun and the naughty stuff that you do with him/her. Just make sure you don't attend a party or an event where there is alcohol. Booze can make you do the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong company.
8) Make a List of the Reasons Why You Want to Stop Fighting With Your Partner
The easiest way to be reminded of how badly you want to stop fighting with your girlfriend or boyfriend is to make a short but hard-hitting list of things that point out why you want to save your relationship. It can be a silly and mushy-mushy list, or it can be a serious list of things that hit you hard.
Next, put that list up at a place where you can see it every day. It could be on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror or your cupboard door. Use a piece of paper or use post-it notes, whatever can grab your attention every time you walk by. Allow me to spell it out for you - Here are a few examples.
I want to stop fighting with my boyfriend because
- I love him a lot
- I can't afford to lose him
- I would feel jealous and destroyed if he started dating someone else
- Who is going to drop me off at dance class every week? (giggle)
- I can't stay 1 day without him, let alone 1 week
- We make the perfect pair
- We've been through a lot and I don't want all the effort that's been put in our relationship to go waste
I want to stop fighting with my girlfriend because
- I love her and we have a great bond
- She is beautiful and she makes me laugh
- I have never had a chemistry with anyone as good as the one that I have with her – inside and outside the bedroom
- Who else will accept my idiosyncrasies?
- She is perfect for me, not just because she is hot (giggle)
- Neither of us is perfect and I don't want to lose a person just because I wasn't willing to listen