When you fight with friends or family, you are doing your relationship a huge injustice. This is not to say that difference in opinion never arise, or that you shouldn't have strong enough opinions to start an argument, but when you let it escalate, and put being right, or winning over the relationship, you often do irreparable damage. The following is a look at how you can be a quitter, but not in the negative connotation it is known for. This is an article about how to quit fighting.
Step one: Put pride away. The majority of fights in relationships, no matter what kind of relationship they are, friendship, marriage, siblings, etc. are not really about the issue at hand, but about the pride that is at stake. No one wants to be at fault, or be wrong, and so they dig in, and let their pride flair up, and a simple disagreement, or a conflict escalates into a fight. So, put your pride away. Recognize that having the relationship is far better than having the hollow satisfaction of proving that they are the problem, or that you knew better, you are smarter, etc. When you can learn to put pride on a shelf, and put a relationship, and the other person first, you can start to find that deeper, longer lasting satisfaction that is gained by having true relationships, ones that last.
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