Much Ado About Nothing: When Couples Fight for No Good Reason

Every couple disagrees from time to time. After all, each person is unique, and differences of opinion are bound to occur. However, some couples fight over legitimate issues that they cannot see eye to eye on. Some couples fight frequently; others fight occasionally. Then there are couples who fight for no good reason at all.

This is a common occurrence with couples who may have once been able to brag that they “rarely” argue. Then, after a few years, and some life changes and unexpected circumstances, the fighting begins. Moreover, often, these couples cannot quite figure out why they are suddenly fighting on a regular basis or what the fighting is all about. There are common reasons why couples argue:

  • Difference of Opinion
  • Sex
  • Money
  • Personality Differences
  • Jealousy
  • Illness/Medical Problems
  • Anger/Frustration
  • Miscommunication/Misunderstanding

Then, there is the other common but unusual reason couples fight: nothing. Oh, the fighting couple believes they both have a legitimate reason to disagree; typically, once spouse has initiated the confrontation and the other feels a need to hop on the defensive, escalated the ridiculous fight. And while outsiders literally might find this petty squabbling senseless and pointless, there is a perfectly good explanation for all this much ado about nothing.

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