How to Handle Arguments Effectively


 An argument is an exchange of diverging or opposite views which can typically be a heated or angry one.

Most times, arguments are results of misunderstanding that often create an unpalatable environment that can affect one’s emotion. It is one of those things that one can do without but can’t escape it forever. Sooner or later you will be faced with it at some point in your life. You might come across one of those people who are unable to get their messages across until they argue their points.

Arguments often come from people you love and care about and this is why it can affect your emotions very easily. Surprisingly, most of us treat complete strangers better than we treat our own spouse or children. As important as it is to treat others well, it’s more important to treat those you love even better.

So, how do you handle arguments effectively so that it doesn’t cause you emotional damage?

The best way to handle arguments is to avoid them in the first place. Really? Yes, really! Argument is often the result of misunderstanding, therefore guard against and avoid miscommunication. Always try to repeat what the other person is saying to you so that there is no doubt about their intended meaning.

Below is an Infographic with simple and very effective tips on how to avoid emotional arguments and explosion.



At the end of the day, the decision to argue or not is a decision an individual has to make. If you decide that you won’t be dragged into an argument, the argument will often end of its own accord.

The above tips are not the only ways to effectively handle arguments, but they may be enough to make the arguments less frequent so your relationships feel more secure, loved, and peaceful.

Feel free to share in the comment box below, the ways that you handle arguments.

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About the author: A wife, mother, worshiper, writer and a business woman of integrity. An advocate for life purpose and passionate about women living their lives to the fullest and on purpose – making impact… having fun whilst earning a living. Remi Badozi is a life purpose coach who empowers women to live purposeful and leverage the power of the internet. Founder and creator of Life Purpose Matters.

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