Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

Weekdays 3:00PM-7:00PM

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dating for a month or married for five decades, all couples are susceptible to having arguments that threaten to land someone (usually the guy, let’s be honest) on the couch for the night. Here are ten hot-button issues you might want to learn to diffuse before someone (again, usually the guy) says something regrettable:

1. Money (It’s usually about spending too much. Saving too much is rarely a problem.)

2. Chores (Cleaning, cooking, getting groceries, all that fun stuff)

3. Parenting (Good cop, bad cop doesn’t work. Both parents need to be on the same page.)

4. Relatives (Can’t we all just get along?)

5. Bedroom (I’m not talking about the color of the dust ruffle.)

6. Jealousy (For something real or imagined.)

7. Communication (You’re supposed to be best friends. Talk to each other!)

8. Friends (There’s always that one drinking buddy from college…)

9. Holidays (Luckily, it’s only a few times per year.)

10. Food (“What do you feel like eating?” “I don’t care. What do you feel like eating?”)