Disagreeing with each other is “perfectly healthy and normal,” Levy said. “It doesn’t mean you don’t love or care for each other or that you are headed for a breakup; it simply means you have a difference of opinion.” Couples typically disagree about communication, sex or finances, she said.
“Healthy couples navigate disagreements by reminding themselves that they are on the same team and ultimately want the same outcome, peace, harmony and fulfillment in their relationship.”
That means they don’t attack or intentionally try to hurt each other, she said. Instead, they try to understand their partner and work toward a solution, she said. They also continue to have respect for their partner and listen intently to their opinions and concerns without judgment. “This is also critical as judgment often escalates arguments.”