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How can my spouse and I stop fighting in front of the kids?

Armin Brott
Pediatrics
Some tips to help you not fight in front of the kids are:
  • Don't pretend the issues have gone away. Shoving them deep inside is not going to solve anything. Every marriage has issues. Your goal should be to deal with them in a way that doesn't claim the kids, or your relationship, as collateral damage.
  • When you feel the urge to fight, try to conjure up an image in your mind of your kids. Then physically turn and walk away.
  • Write down what you’re thinking so you can discuss it later, when you've cooled down and/or the kids are not around.

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