Straight Talk: Is Fighting Healthy in a Relationship?

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– Research has found that couples who argue effectively are more likely to have a happy relationship than those who sweep difficult issues under the rug. Now, we actually have a married couple who’s struggling with how to strike the right balance with their arguments. Let’s say hello to Catarah and Carlos. (applause) Oh okay good.

Catarah, tell us what your main concern is. – My main concern is that I don’t like confrontation and my husband is ready to jump on it real fast. And that’s where we find that we can’t strike the balance is because he’s ready to go for it, he has a lot of opinions, he’s very direct, and I’m like, I don’t want to talk about it right now because that’s just, I’m not feeling it, my feelings hurt. I’m very defensive when it comes to I think a strong conversation though helps. I think strong, I don’t like to say argue, but a strong conversation.

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