“You two bicker like an old married couple,” is both a compliment and a backhanded complement.
After all, you can’t really argue that way without knowing each other for a very long time and having a certain understanding between the two of you, right?
Well, actually, yes, according to a new series of studies by psychologists. After psychology groups performed tests, it became clear that many couples who argue may have a healthier relationship than those who don’t. (BRB gotta go email these results to my husband really quickly.)
1. Multiple Studies Done in the US Show that Couples Who Argue are More Likely to Stay Together.
2. 44% of Married Couples Believe Arguing more than Once a Week Helps Keep Communication Lines Open.
3. The Fact That They Argue Rather Than Leave Also Suggests They Are More Committed.
4. Another Study Suggests that Fighting Shows a Couple is Still Interested in Each Another.
5. Some Psychologists Even Say That a Lack Of Arguing Could Be a Seriously Bad Sign.
6. Fighting Also Helps Avoid Resentment.
7. Psychologists Did Notice That There is a Difference Between “Good Fighting” and “Bad Fighting.”
8. Obviously, Fighting Can Get Ugly.
But. . . If done correctly, arguing can save your relationship and even make it more interesting.