An ugly argument can happen anytime and sadly it can turn out to be worse if not dealt with. It is common in every relationship and sometimes causes a lot of stress when conflict arises. An argument doesn’t help most couples due to the tension that rises up from brutally personal responses that quickly escalates into blame, criticism, and disrespect.
The spousal relationship also experiences the greatest impact of external stress, which makes it even more important to actively tend to this relationship on a regular basis. — Toni Falcone Ph.D.