Gary Brown, a prominent dating and relationship therapist in Los Angeles, says fights should really only last about 10 minutes. “There is a difference between fighting and having a healthy argument,” he tells Elite Daily. “Fights tend to last longer than 10 minutes and are more based upon winning.
How long should couples fight?
Dr. Stan Tatkin advises couples not to fight for longer than 15 minutes. He states that partners should pause after about 15 minutes, take a break, and then revisit the conversation.
Is it normal to fight everyday in a relationship?
Although arguing with your partner is normal, fighting every day in a relationship or fighting over certain topics — like your values — shouldnt be ignored. John Gottman found that 69% of conflict experienced in relationships is never-ending.
Is it normal to argue for hours?
But as you likely know, thats not totally realistic. Sure, you may have small fights that youre able to resolve quickly (huzzah!) but sometimes, a small disagreement may evolve into a knock-down, drag-out fight that lasts for hours — or worse, days.