Did you just have a fight with your partner? Reduce how hurt you both feel now and later and you stand a better chance of resolving the offending issue and saving your relationship from damage.
How do you reduce hurt? Try playing 10 minutes of Tetris – a computer game – right after the fight. A recent psychological study suggests that playing Tetris can reduce the intensity of flashback of a trauma.
Since relationship fights are often traumatic and hurtful, playing Tetris could help you both reduce the trauma of the fight, take it less seriously and minimize its damage to you and the relationship.