What do you do to lengthen your patience when it comes to arguing esp with your spouse or significant other?

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Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

We can wrap them up quickly by understanding that while I'm from Mars and speak Martian, Mrs Didge hails from Venus and speaks Venusian. Naturally there is some difficulty translating from one language to the other.

That results in lots of sarcastic comments about Martians and Venusians and is guaranteed to end up in laughter.

Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

Oh man....if you figure that one out, bottle it and I'll buy it! I'm in the running for worlds worst waiter.....and having patience? Bah!

Veronica Dultry Profile
Veronica Dultry answered

Know when to walk away and re-group.

Never argue when one or both are hungry, tired or after 11:00pm.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Just stop arguing.

If you find yourself arguing "too much" ... You should examine the relationship.  Maybe you both need help communicating.  Or maybe it's time to end the relationship.

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Anika Chan
Anika Chan commented
wow, end?that actually hasn't crossed my mind. we do argue and drive each other crazy but i cant imagine life without him
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

The general rule for any argument with a significant other is to respect that role that the person plays in your life and treat him / her accordingly as you argue.

Somewhat surprisingly, I found a pretty good two page link.

http://www.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_60/96b_dating_advice.html

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Ogden Nash summed it up in a little verse he titled "Advice to Newly-wed Husbands".

"To keep your marriage flowing
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it...
Whenever you're right, shut up"
Anika Chan
Anika Chan commented
thanks! but he's "never" been wrong LOL so admitting didn't happen and i doubt it will haha and he just doesnt know how to shut up. really, he's like the wife -_-
Phineous J. Whoopee Profile

take a picture of half of your stuff/money  and keep it in your pocket - then when you get angry just pull it out and imagine it going away.  It helps you to look at the big picture and not sweat the small stuff.

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