You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Partner During A Fight

Prevention Logo By Kara Wahlgren of Prevention | Slide 1 of 10: <p>When you sense an argument brewing, your instinct may be to avoid conflict by bowing out early. "It can be really scary when you anticipate that somebody is going to get upset," says Monica O'Neal, PsyD, a Harvard clinical psychologist and relationship expert. But tackling problems together is part of being in a solid relationship. "Real intimacy is not just about feeling all warm and cozy and kumbaya," O'Neal adds. "It's also about the ability to feel like somebody's safe enough to <a href="http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/3-healthy-ways-express-anger">express anger</a> with. That is actually a really healthy and good thing." (On the flip side, here are <a href="http://www.prevention.com/sex/what-not-to-fight-about">7 things relationship therapists say you need to stop fighting about</a>.)</p>

1. "Whatever, it's fine."

When you sense an argument brewing, your instinct may be to avoid conflict by bowing out early. "It can be really scary when you anticipate that somebody is going to get upset," says Monica O'Neal, PsyD, a Harvard clinical psychologist and relationship expert. But tackling problems together is part of being in a solid relationship. "Real intimacy is not just about feeling all warm and cozy and kumbaya," O'Neal adds. "It's also about the ability to feel like somebody's safe enough to express anger with. That is actually a really healthy and good thing." (On the flip side, here are 7 things relationship therapists say you need to stop fighting about.)

© Photograph by Dean Drobot/Shutterstock

More From Prevention

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon