Health Tip: Having Healthy Arguments
-- Disagreements with a friend or partner are normal, says the National Voice of Domestic Violence. But when a relationship is not built on respect and equal partnership, an unhealthy relationship may develop.
The organization mentions these characteristics of a healthy argument:
- A disagreement about chores, spending habits, raising children or difficult family or friends.
- Insensitive and hurtful comments are said occasionally, not consistently.
- Partners can admit when they are wrong, take responsibility and compromise.
- Tension is usually short-lived.
- Goals and decisions can be questioned, but general support isn't withheld.
- Final decisions on big life changes are reached by mutual compromise.
© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Posted: October 2019
Read this next
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- Kids growing up in poverty show the effects of being poor as early as age 5 -- especially those who are Black, a new study suggests. The research adds to...
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- Marijuana is fast becoming a favorite medication among older Americans, a new study finds. Cannabis is being used to ease problems such as pain, sleep...
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- COVID-19, health care, the economy, systemic racism and the presidential election are a threat to the nation's mental health, according to an American...
More News Resources
- FDA Medwatch Drug Alerts
- Daily MedNews
- News for Health Professionals
- New Drug Approvals
- New Drug Applications
- Drug Shortages
- Clinical Trial Results
- Generic Drug Approvals
- Monthly Update Archive
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.