Picking a fight with your spouse
Maybe you've had a bad day at the office, or you're stressed about the bills. You're grouchy, you're ready to unload, and you let the words fly. You take out your frustration on your mate hoping they'll take the bait. Well, there's a better way to vent. When you see your spouse, just say, "I'm cranky." They'll ask why, and that's when you get to let it all out—but more like a report instead of an attack. Your mate can be the comforter and the one who cheers you up. You'll still get to vent, but without the damaging consequences of a full-blown fight. But if you DO get into a fight, here are 8 Secrets to Conflict Resolution.