How To Improve Your Relationship With Healthy Arguments

In relationships, disagreements are inevitable. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Arguing has developed a bad reputation because when it's done poorly, it can become a frequent or hurtful experience. In healthy relationships, however, arguing can actually strengthen your relationship. When disagreements are met with respect and genuine interest in the other person’s perspective, arguing can be one of the best opportunities you have to improve your communication, gain a deeper understanding of your partner, solve problems, and even learn more about yourself. Studies have even shown that amicable arguing creates higher levels of intimacy and feelings of closeness after resolution.

The Benefits of Arguing

Bringing Your A-Game

This is not as vindictive as it may sound. A good argument can’t happen if you’re not ready for it to happen. Here are some tips you can use to help turn your disagreements into a positive experience for both you and your partner.

Having productive disagreements can help you discover unexpected ways of connecting and ideas for creating the life you both dream of having. Following these tips are a great starting point for turning your arguments into a productive way of settling disagreements and learning more about each other.

Couple’s Therapy in CA & NV

Couple’s therapy
is another great way to learn about each other and learn how to have a respectful argument. In fact, research shows that couple’s who attend couple’s therapy before problems arise, settle arguments faster, have more physical intimacy, and have a lower divorce rate. Another reason why couples choose to attend therapy together is when arguments are so monumental, that you need an unbiased mediator to help you navigate the resolution. In either case, Medens Health has licensed therapists who are ready to help. If you or someone you know is in the California or Nevada areas and want to achieve a deeper connection with your partner through couple’s therapy, reach out to us by phone or text at (833) 624-5400, or by filling out our online contact form.


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