UPDATED September 19th, 2017
All relationships can use good couples counseling. Such relationship advice can come from an expert, a close friend or a wise mom. But any form of couples counseling is useless until you’re ready to adopt that advice and apply it to your relationship problems. Fighting too much is the core of most relationship problems. The good news is that when we fight with our partner, it usually means we’re working to better the issues that continue to strain that relationship. When you stop fighting, that’s when the real trouble sets in.
According to Rachel A. Sussman, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship advice xpert in New York City, a couple is doomed when they say, “’We used to fight a lot, but now we raise our hands and walk out,’” she told Woman’s Day. “It means they’re letting the relationship go, which is what happens before they leave or find an affair,” warns Puhn.
It’s completely normal for couples to argue; even healthy. But what you might not realize is that how you act after the fight can be as important as what you say in the heat of the moment.
Here are 15 tips on making up after that fight.