Episode 22: Sponsored by Therapy

This week’s episode comes from a long time blog reader who is now engaged. Hooray! She wrote to me way back in April about tips and tricks on figuring out how to fight with your partner.

Learning to fight is a constant work in progress in our house and, I think, in many houses. Being compassionate and being able to listen even while pissed is a skill that takes practice and patience with yourself and others. Fighting in general is exhausting. Fighting while engaged? That’s a whole other pile of poop.

How have you learned to fight with your partner? What works for you and what doesn’t? Did you fight more than usual during engagement? We did! I only know from my experiences, so any other points of view are definitely encouraged!

(Also, this is a very well timed episode as our 5 year wedding anniversary is on Saturday! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!)

3 thoughts on “Episode 22: Sponsored by Therapy”

  1. You two crack me up. I was laughing a lot during this one.

    I feel like in some ways we’re still learning how to fight well. We’ve been together 9 years, married for 4 of those. It does help though once you start to learn the other person’s “fighting style”…AND, like you said Lauren, you sometimes have to decide not to act on the thing that is making you SO ANGRY.

  2. I laughed PRETTY MUCH the ENTIRE way through this. And now I’m going to walk the dog and listen again and catch pokemon. Because Justin and I are having an informal competition for being the VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS and he’s winning mainly because his workplace is practically sitting on top of a treasure trove of constantly-lured pokestops and THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Competition is fierce. The dog has never been walked so much.

    More later, after another listen.

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