According to Psychologists…
Ever been told “You two bicker like an old married couple”? It turns out, that’s a good thing. According to a new series of studies by psychologists, couples who argue may have a healthier relationship than those who don’t.
Multiple studies done in the U.S. have shown that couples who argue are more likely to stay together. Psychologists believe this to be true for a number of reasons.
1. Prevents problems from mushrooming
Arguing allows couples to focus on issues that need to be solved before they become too large of a problem. When you tackle an issue when its small you have a greater chance of finding solutions that are agreeable to all.
2. Keeps communication open
44 percent of married couples believe that arguing more than once a week helps keep communication lines open. The surprising survey suggests that couples see the importance of arguing to express their needs and concerns clearly to their partner.
3. Shows commitment to the relationship
Arguing with your significant other shows you are committed to the relationship. Psychologists suggest that by fighting instead of just looking for a way out, you are showing that you want your relationship to work.
4. Shows interest in relationship
If your partner doesn’t argue with you, are they still interested in being a couple? Or have they “checked out” and are no longer concerned about the outcome of the relationship. By trying to argue things through, they’re showing that they are still interested.
5. Shows you’re comfortable expressing your opinions