2. Do not worry about who’s right or who’s wrong.
3. Don’t forget you are a team. What’s good for one has to be good for both.
4. Meet each other half way. Compromise.
5. Pick your battles wisely – not everything is worth fighting for.
6. Self-evaluation is huge. Get a pen and pad and write down things you know you do out of spite, selfish or anger. Do your best to stop doing those things you’ve listed.
7. Make sure everything you do is done with love.
8. Hold your tongue. Do not say anything mean out of anger, even if your spouse does. Control what you can control which includes your own actions. Once you begin tearing each other down verbally it’s very hard to repair the relationship.
9. Try to understand that just because you don’t understand your spouse doesn’t mean they don’t make sense.
10. Remember that most of the time the problem isn’t you or your spouse. The problem is usually poor communication.
11. Keep in mind that although you are upset you are speaking to the one you love.
12. Be respectful.
13. Be clear.
14. If your spouse is combative remind him/or her that you love them and all you want is to come to a resolution.
15. Do your best to not engage in an argument when things become heated. Respectfully take a break from the issue at hand.
16. Do not go to bed angry with one another.
17. Think before you speak.
18. Check your attitude.
19. Love your spouse.
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