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How do marriage experts "fight?"

Arguments, fights and disagreements are an inevitable and healthy part of any relationship. They ensure that both parties have their convictions and refuse to surrender them for the benefit of the other spouse. It ensures that both spouses have an opportunity to express their opinions so that the marriage is a product of both of partners' labor, not just one. But, now and then, communication breaks down, and that can lead to divorce. This article will go over some of the strategies that the marital experts use to moderate their arguments.

First, check your tone and non-verbal communication. Humans still rely upon nonverbal communication. Nonverbal cues are a critical part of our communication toolboxes. Pay attention to your eyes, body language and tone. Try to take a softer approach so that your spouse does not react defensively.

Second, remember where you spouse is coming from. Most fights do not originate because you or your spouse want to hurt one another. These fights arise because of legitimate concerns. Take these disagreements as an opportunity to creatively brainstorm ideas. Most fights between you and your spouse are about external factors like money or raising children. These are problems that should be tackled by both of you together. Remember that it isn't you versus your spouse, it is the both of you versus the problem.

If you are considering divorce, then you may want to speak with a family law attorney. Some marriages cannot be salvaged. Take this advice to heart because it applies to many disputes and it will be useful in future arguments. An attorney can help you navigate the legal, financial and even emotional issues that will crop up as a result of a divorce but in the end, it is up to you to confront them. You deserve happiness and a calm household; it is up to you to make sure you get it.

Source: Huffington Post, "What Marriage Experts Do Differently When Arguing With Their Partners," Brittany Wong, Apr 25, 2016

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