While disagreements and conflicts in a relationship may be normal and common, couples should try to keep it between themselves as much as possible. There may be certain cases where couples may end up arguing or fighting in public. It may be embarrassing if the couple do not have some sense of control over the fight. That is why it is important to follow certain rules when it comes to public fighting. Here are some of them.
Do not lose control over your emotions.
You and your partner may end up arguing about something while doing the shopping. If it heightens further, try to keep your cool and control your emotions. Any public place is not the right area to let out all of your emotions. Once you do, not only will you be embarrassed in front of many people, the conflict may get even worse once all the shouting starts.
Do not let your anger out on the people around you.
Sometimes, your emotions can get the better of you when fighting with your partner in a public place. Try to make sure that you do not involve the people around you into your fight. Try to leave them out of your fight. They are just bystanders who happen to be there when your commotion starts. Avoid projecting your anger on them.
Keep it as calm as possible.
During a public argument, try to remain calm as you try to get your point across. It only takes one partner to yell at the other to make any public argument become an embarrassment. Not only will yelling make the situation go worse, it will not resolve the cause of the argument in the first place. As much as possible, try to be soft-spoken when you try to get your point across. Your partner will hear you better and might even get what you mean and help resolve the fight then and there.
Try to understand and listen to your partner.
Sometimes, the only way to diffuse a public argument is when you try to listen to your partner. A pubic fight will not occur if the couple knows how to listen to each other. You also need to listen to what your partner is saying if he or she wants you to quiet down. The reason may be because of the people gathering up to see what the commotion is all about. Just by that alone, you can try to delay the argument until you reach home, if that is what your partner is saying to you. It will help save you both the embarrassment of fighting in public.