No two people can get along perfectly well, that’s just a fact. When we’re in a relationship, it’s almost inevitable that at one point or another there will be conflict. It’s how we deal with that conflict that essentially makes or breaks the relationship.
It’s important to remember that you and your partner are two completely different people. You may have similarities, but you are different in the sense that your family lives, past relationships, social experiences, and communication skills don’t always align. Taking this into consideration, it’s important to discuss with your partner what kinds of triggers they have that cause angry or sad behavior.
Everyone has a past, and we have all dealt with our pasts in different ways. When we bring those things into a relationship, it’s important to consider what about ourselves and what about our partners could possibly clash. It is then imperative to have open lines of communication, no matter how difficult this might be for you, and discuss with your partner the best ways in which you can deal with conflict.
Fights happen, but it’s important to remember that the fight should allow you to move forward onto a new, more positive aspect, of your relationship.