It probably seems a little counter intuitive to say that couples who argue are actually part of more successful relationships, but new research from scientists tells us it’s true. Respected psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz explains that “Arguing can be a very rewarding experience between two people as they express their different points of view, their feelings, and their individualism”.
While it’s normal to go through that famous honeymoon phase where fighting is pretty much unheard of, as soon as we get comfortable around each other our flaws come out of the woodwork and we begin to find ourselves in need of compromises and understanding.
It is essential to be able to discern when an argument has devolved and is no longer doing anyone any good. If you and your partner find that you simply feel enraged rather than relieved at the expression of your frustrations, it may be time to walk away and take a break.