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7 Reasons To Stay Calm During An Argument With Your S.O.

LQs are inevitable but they don't have to be vicious.
PHOTO: Nick Onken

1. To avoid getting angry.

If your temper takes over, things could quickly escalate.  What could’ve been a simple back-and-forth discussion might take a turn for the worse.

2. You want to avoid saying something hurtful.

If you’re calm, cool, and collected during an LQ, you’ll be able to control yourself from heading into word-vomit mode. Sometimes, even if we say something we don’t necessarily mean, it can still be very hurtful.

3. Communication will be much better.

Shouting, screaming, and/or name-calling won’t help the situation. Besides, how old are you guys anyway? Leave the kicking and screaming to irate 5-year-old kids. Act mature and you can resolve the issue like grownups.

4. You’ll save yourselves from unnecessary drama.

Acting on your emotions can lead to a number of situations that are uncalled for (i.e. walking out, slamming doors, and dodging flying objects).

5. To avoid that post-LQ-namamaga-mata look.

It’s okay to cry because it’s a natural reaction. But don’t you just hate it when you have to go to work the next day looking like your eyes were attacked by a swarm of bees? Hassle!

6. You’ll spare yourself the negativity that comes with being very upset.


Ill emotions eat at us from the inside. Harboring these sorts of feelings will only harm the relationship. Sometimes, it’s better to let things go.

7. It’ll be easier to apologize if you’re the one who’s t fault.

It’s difficult to say sorry when you’re in a blinding fit of rage. Staying cool will allow you to process what’s going on. This way, you’ll be able to recognize where you were wrong and where your partner was right. And hopefully, you can reach a mutually beneficial agreement to resolve your differences.

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