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6 Fights Worth Having With Your Husband

No wife particularly enjoys fighting with her husband. After all, life’s too short, you have to share a bed, and above all else, you love the guy.

While science tells us fighting can lead to a stronger marriage, most of us understand the importance of choosing our battles.

Check out the 6 battles Woman’s Day believes are worth fighting in your marriage – after the jump!


  • He needs to see a doctor 1 of 6
    He needs to see a doctor
    He'd rather sweep health concerns under the rug than face the fear of an actual diagnosis. Assure your husband that your concern for his longevity is rooted in love. Taking care of his health is the best way to ensure that he'll be around for a very long time.
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  • He undermines your parenting authority 2 of 6
    He undermines your parenting authority
    You said no only to have your husband give in. Calmly discuss the importance of showing a united front toward your children. Agree to uphold the parenting decisions he makes for the same courtesy in return. Differences in parenting opinion should be discussed away from the kids.
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  • He doesn’t do enough 3 of 6
    He doesn't do enough
    It's hard not to take every burden and chore personally when it's all on you. Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD recommends broaching the subject with your husband calmly and specifically, reminding him a happier and more energetic wife will result with his help.
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  • He works too much 4 of 6
    He works too much
    Consider the alternative yikes! Still, all the overtime at the office has left you feeling like less of a priority. Rather than complain about his absence, emphasize how much he is missed and try finding creative ways to spend more time together.
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  • He’s a spender/cheapskate 5 of 6
    He's a spender/cheapskate
    Money is the inevitable third wheel in every marriage. According to Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, "A spender may want to enjoy their hard work, while a saver wants to feel safe." Whatever your husband's money motive, discuss family finances and spending habits openly and honestly. For tips on how to solve the most common marriage money woes, click here.
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  • He only shows affection when he’s looking for action 6 of 6
    He only shows affection when he's looking for action
    It's easy to feel suspicious of his affectionate motives, when they don't happen consistently. Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After suggests designated sex-free nights filled with affection that doesn't result in sex.
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For three more fights worth having with your husband, visit Woman’s Day.

What do you think is worth fighting about in a marriage?

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