#3 Sweep your problems (the little ones) under the rug

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The union of two people involves a conjunction of different habits, individual preferences and unique experiences. Naturally that will lead to disagreements from time to time; it is important to make the distinction between small preference issues over more important differences in values. Is there really only one way to load the dish washer, organize the dresser or clean the bathroom? If it’s not hurting anyone, does it really deserve an argument? Take time to recognize the difference between legitimate issues that require proper attention and preference based disagreements. Don’t sweat the small stuff and focus on supporting and empowering your partner.

“It really is ok to drop certain subjects and not even come back to them. People think this means you’re avoiding key issues. But for everyday little things, successful couples agree to ignore the small problems. It’s not worth the aggravation to insist on winning everything.”

David Weller, Ph. D., executive director of the Relationship Training Institute in San Diego and author of When Good Men Behave Badly

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