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In All Seriousness
When Laughter Leads to More Anger
In our podcast, Jill advised you to respect your partner’s emotions, especially when they are angry.
She also has more tips:
- Express what you’re feeling with love. If you yell and scream to show your anger, your partner may not truly hear you.
- Be open to your partner’s response, if he or she offers a reason for their actions that got you upset in the first place. Maybe it’s all a misunderstanding about intention.
- Don’t make everything a battle. Ask yourself if the issue is something you can tolerate or is it really worth an argument.
During our podcast, Tony also finally–finally–admitted that laughter probably isn’t the best immediate response to your partner’s anger. In fact, he now realizes that laughing can make your partner get even more upset with you.
He has three more tips to avoid that:
- Be empathetic and sympathetic when your partner is upset with you.
- Give your partner time to see the humor in the situation. When that happens, laughter is a good thing.
- Continue to love each other. Understand that anger often isn’t worth the negative energy that comes with it.
Are you willing to try our advice? What has worked for you in the past? Post your answers in the comments section.