Never Go To Bed Angry – But Really?
It’s such a common piece advice in relationships: never go to bed angry. But in a grown up, mature relationship, is this really realistic?
Sometimes, you just need some time.
There’s also the saying “sleep on it“, and that saying has more merit. Giving yourself the time and space to think about an issue usually results in clarity. Give your emotions time to calm down, or you may both say things you could regret. Waking up the next morning, things have a tendency to take on a whole new light. For both of you.
You can’t put a timeline on these things.
Really, say you get in a fight at 9:00 pm on a worknight. Are you going to stay up all night just to work things out? Sometimes things can’t be resolved that quickly. Some fights may take several days to work out. Take the pressure off and take as much time as you need to work things out.
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Don’t storm out.
That being said, never storm out of an argument with the intention of them chasing you. I am guilty of this way more often than I should be. I get a little hot headed and storm out, and wait for them to come after me. Most of the time, it does work, but it’s an immature way to solve a fight. Because ask yourself, what happens the day he doesn’t come after you?