56. Love not war
Fighting with your partner can cause you a lot of pain and misery; learn how to stop.
Being right isn’t as important as being loving so put down your cudgel and find a flower to throw instead.
Most healthy relationships have ups and downs and sometimes you have to fight your corner. If your husband gets insanely jealous every time you even speak to another man, you have a problem. If your boyfriend refuses to be seen out in public with you and wants you to keep your relationship secret, you have a problem. If your boyfriend thinks he prefers your brother to you, you definitely have a problem. The point is that there are some situations that are deal-breakers but the rest is about compromise, compromise, compromise.