How can we have less marriage anger, less resentment, and less hurt, within our closest of relationships?
The answer might be easier than you think.
Sometimes you might simply need to stop fighting and let some things go.
Now don’t get me wrong. Addiction, abuse and mental illness are obvious exceptions. And each of these things are worth fighting and changing.
But dirty clothes in the corner of the bathroom? Trash that is not taken out? A coffee pot accidentally left on?
I always say that the best way to avoid a fight is simple: Don’t fight.
Take a deep breath and chill out.
Maybe learn How To Be Idle.
When you give up expecting a spouse to change (within reason), you lessen anger and resentment, and that creates a more loving atmosphere in a marriage.
-Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project