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Effective Marital Communication: Fighting Fair

In this video, sister Hana talks about the occasions when communication between the couples fails and what we can do about them.  

Oftentimes during a conversation, our emotions can get high to the extent that we may hurt each other badly. The technique of “fighting fair” ensures that this does not happen, and helps keep fights under control.

The technique includes the following points:

Avoid name-calling.

Have “red lines” that you do not cross during a fight.

Regulating emotions.

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Notice the trigger points that bring heated emotions in you.

Avoid shifting the topic of the fight.  

For more details, watch the video!

Find sister Hana’s other videos on the series of “marital communication:”

Effective Marital Communication: The Art of Fruitful Communication

Effective Marital Communication: 2. Reflective listening

About Hana Alasry
Hana Alasry is a physician associate practicing medicine in the United States. She has spent over a decade doing Islamic community organizing with an emphasis on tarbiya-focused initiatives. She is also the founder of SALIM Life Coaching which focuses on helping Muslims prepare for marriage and heal wounds from chronic childhood trauma and a contributing writer on a variety of faith and health-related topics.