6 Silly Arguments You Should Never Pick With Your Husband

6 Silly Arguments You Should Never Pick With Your Husband

Want a happy household? Avoid these six super-common (super-silly) fights.

By Nicole Fabian-Weber

Ever heard the expression "choose your battles"? Well, it's especially true when it comes to romantic relationships. It's easy to take our significant others for granted -- and nitpick at them -- since they're the ones we see and talk to more than anyone else. Remember how every little thing your husband did was ah-mazing when you first met? How you easily overlooked any small annoyances? Yeah, didn't think so.

Even though it's fairly common to unintentionally take things out on our spouses and get irritated with some of their idiosyncrasies, there are some fights that are never worth it.

Here, six fights wives should never pick with their husbands.

1. The "pick up your clothes" fight. If you're a neat freak (hi), it's totally understandable that it would get seriously irritating to constantly have to sidestep just-taken-off jeans and dirty socks. But! Ask yourself this: What other helpful things does your husband do around the house? Does he take out the trash? Walk the dog? Cook dinner? Odds are, he helps out in other areas, so it's probably a heck of a lot easier to just pick up the clothes yourself, and focus on the good.

2. The "who did it last" fight. Keeping tabs is never a good idea in relationships -- things will never be even 100 percent of the time. So, you gave the kids a bath a few nights in a row when it was "his turn." Is it worth exchanging snippy words about that? You're a team, remember?

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3. The "you said you were going to be home at 6 and it's 6:10" fight. Full disclosure, I'm guilty of this one. When your spouse gets home later than he promised, it can be frustrating -- especially when you've got a couple of kids going bonkers on your hands. But think about it: Who can predict the exact moment they're going to walk in the door? Unless your husband is rolling in an hour or two late without calling, probably an argument best to skip.

4. The "nitpicking at his parenting" fight. Chances are, nobody is going to parent your kids exactly like you do. Long gone are the days of the clueless father who has no idea how to change a diaper -- BUT. There are certain things -- even if they're little ones -- that moms may do better. Like getting their kids dressed, for instance. When your husband takes charge of a task like this, don't berate him for the job he did. He is, after all, helping out, and what's better than that?


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5. The "stop thinking about work" fight. Your husband may have a hard time leaving work at work. And now that we live in an age where people can check their email at any time from any place, it seems it's even tougher for some people to "turn off the office" when they're with family. If it's incessant, you may need to talk about it. But if it's here and there, probably not worth an argument. After all, odds are, he's concerned about helping provide for his family.

6. The "tuck in your shirt" fight. Or "you need a new pair of shoes" fight. Or "ugh, you're wearing that hooded sweatshirt again" fight. There are far better (more sneaky) ways to get your husband to ditch the falling-apart-at-the-seams sneakers he's been wearing for years. Simply buy him a new pair -- and then, in a few years, be prepared to be sick of them.

What fights do you avoid picking?

Nicole Fabian-Weber is the mama to a sweet toddler girl and a baby boy. She lives outside of NYC and writes for The Stir and numerous other online publications. Right now, she’s probably fantasizing about sleep.

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