Apart from the perpetual argument about taking out the garbage, what else should you just stop fighting about, right now!? Jenn Sinrich of Women’s Health interviewed Dr SIX:
The best way to squash this argument before it even starts is to enforce the rule that everyone washes their own clothes. This way you can’t criticize your partner. “So many of my patients come into my office complaining that one person does it all the time,” says Claudia Six, Ph.D., relationship coach and author of Erotic Integrity: How to Be True to Yourself Sexually. “But the solution is really simple—everyone has their own laundry basket and is responsible for washing their own clothes.” If you’re feeling generous and want to do your spouse’s wash, great, but picking a fight about the nitty-gritty details involved in it is not worth either of your time.
Aaah, the battle of the blankets—one person accuses the other of stealing the covers leaving them cold, while the other accuses them of shoveling the covers onto them so they’re too hot. “Unless you install a camera and have eight hours to watch it, you’ll likely never know who’s to blame,” says Six. Be grateful that you have someone you love in your bed or sleep somewhere else, she says.
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