How do I start talking again after a fight?

I haven't uttered one word to my boyfriend in days. Now I'm over it and don't know how to approach the situation?

Jessica Dobbs
Jessica Dobbs
Therapist

In any relationship, it is important to be able to say "I'm sorry" because it shows vulnerability and openness. I recommend that you sit and have a discussion with him now that you are calm about why you were upset and how you would like to handle such incidents in the future. If you find yourself becoming upset again, I encourage you to take a 20 minute break and then come back to the conversation once you are no longer heated. Studies show that talking or discussing arguments are more effective once you have cooled down and you are more likely to hear/understand what your partner is trying to convey.

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