How to make up with your partner after a fight
It’s normal to fight with a partner, but how do you make up afterward? It’s important to be mature in how you handle a fight.
This means taking responsibility for your actions and apologizing for any wrongdoing. Communicate openly with your partner and make sure to be an effective listener.
When moving past the fight, give your partner positive attention and show that you’re willing to make changes for the benefit of your relationship.
1. Give each other a massage
Fighting takes a toll on your muscles—your shoulders tense, your neck strains, your stomach knots. Help each other relieve those stress-related aches and pains with a makeup massage that could should lead to more.
2. Watch others argue instead
It’s time to program your Netflix queue to rom coms that will make you giggle and feel grateful for your own imperfect but totally unique twosome. Sitting side by side, sharing a bowl of popcorn while you laugh it out, will make you forget you fought at all.
3. Remove your clothes
Show each other just how much you care. Now’s the time to have the exact kind of dirty sex he’s been begging you for, or for him to cater to one of those fantasies you’ve been hinting at forever.
4. Stroke his ego
Did you tick off his most unpleasant traits as if you’d written them down during your disagreement? If so, consider taking turns talking over each other’s best qualities. Not only will it make you both feel on top of the world, but it will also remind you why you love each other in the first place.
5. Transfer your need to “win” to a board game
In every couple, there’s one person who always needs to be right. If that’s you, challenge him to a board game, and try to “win” at something other than a fight. If that’s him, suggest a game of strip poker or truth or dare. Because in that case, no one really loses.
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