It can happen in any relationship: someone does or someone doesn’t, someone says or someone doesn’t say, and World War III ensues. After angry words, it’s not uncommon for couples to apologize to each other for the fight, share a hug, and never solve the real problem. There’s a fear that discussing the situation will bring about another argument, so the topic is avoided. If a couple does this often enough, they can run out of things to talk about and live with an underlying tension that never really goes away. One way out is to follow these steps: 1) Cool down. 2) Apologize. 3) Talk about the original problem. 4) Talk about talking.

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