The Psychology of Everyday Life:Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage


Is it normal to argue during marriage?

It is certainly normal to argue during marriage. Marriage constitutes one of the most intimate and long-lasting relationships in one’s entire life; spouses’ lives are profoundly intertwined. Therefore, it is inescapable that there will be a degree of conflict. While some conflict is entirely expectable, if the marriage is dominated by conflict, marital satisfaction will suffer. The good days should definitely outnumber the bad days. Moreover, the method of handling conflict is very important. Healthy conflict management enhances the marital bond, but destructive modes of dealing with conflict can severely damage the marriage.


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