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Couples' quarrels can sometimes take a heavy toll on the atmosphere in the home, especially when they are recurrent.
But there's a simple trick you can apply to put an end to pointless bickering for good.
Australian researchers have discovered a simple way to limit heated exchanges between partners: intellectual humility.
Published in The Royal Society Publishing, this simple technique involves being open to our significant other's different points of view, and demonstrating a willingness to listen and engage. In this way, exchanges take place in a spirit of respect and listening.
The study also reveals that certain behaviours should be avoided during more delicate dialogues between couples. These include making comparisons such as "you act like your father", or using insults.
In the end, the key to avoiding arguments is simply respect and open communication.