It's almost comical how a spat over whose turn it is to take out the trash can morph into a drag-down, knock-out fight during which you drop the "D" word. But if you've got a record of ridiculous fights that got out of hand, you're not alone. Here, three couples reveal their silliest arguments — and more importantly, how they got over them.
"My husband and I didn't live together before we got married," explains one 31-year-old newlywed woman, "so we both had a lot of adjusting to do when it came to sharing a home with a member of the opposite sex. I can't tell you how many times I didn't pay attention and fell into the toilet bowl because he'd forgotten to put the seat down. So, when it happened in the middle of the night, I came back to bed baring my soaking wet butt! There I was, pointing at water droplets on my tush, yelling about his forgetfulness, but neither of us could take it seriously for long! We both just started laughing, and then he offered to help me dry off. And that led to makeup sex!"
"Our most recent fight was actually about how often my husband does — or, in our case, does not — let out our dogs," says one 27-year-old recent wife. "One of our dogs pooped in our house because he hadn't remembered to let them out that afternoon and, of course, I stepped in it. So I was standing in dog poop, screaming at the top of my lungs that he never does anything around the house. When I calmed down, I was able to express how much it means to me when he lends a hand with the dogs. And by expressing my gratitude for when he does help out, he found an incentive to do it more often!"
"It wasn't until after we got married that I learned my husband doesn't like Beyoncé," says another recently married 29-year-old. "I didn't even know that was possible. I was making dinner and I put my iPhone to my Beyoncé Pandora station, and he asked me to change it. When I asked why, he said he wanted to listen to 'someone who can actually sing.' Excuse me?! I couldn't believe my ears, and actually took his comment pretty personally. It's OK now, because we've decided that when we're in ear shot of each other, we simply have to play music we both enjoy. But for a minute, I was wondering if I had married a crazy person!"