Do you always maintain that you and your wife belong to the ‘happily married couple faction’ till the time a ‘no nonsense tiff’ makes you think otherwise? No matter how much you try, sometimes it becomes difficult to avoid the arguments, and discrepancy of opinions (between couples) lead to ‘n’ number of “no talking” days. A few madly-in-love couples share what makes them ‘go mute’, and what relationship experts think they should do.
Rishi Pant on wife Pooja
We generally fight because of other people. Like, she says, ‘I don’t take care of her family members’, and I complain that ‘You don’t respect my folks’. When things become normal we confess how stupid we were, but during the fight it’s like ‘my family vs your family’. Didn’t talk for: 20 days. Expert says: Physchiatrist, Sanjay Chug says if a couple fight quite often then they must see a counselor. It will help in bringing about a change in one’s emotional and behavourial patterns.
Shivani Puran on Abhijit Puran
We generally fight because of our distinctive personalities. Usually, there are very silly reasons, like if I want to go out for dinner, he will always snub me saying, ‘Don’t you sometimes like staying back home and relaxing?’ Didn’t talk for: A week. Expert says: Physciatrist Sameer Parikh says, “If a couple stops talking it will complicate the matter further. They should introspect and discuss where they’re going wrong. Relationship is about who takes the initiative in getting things right and not who takes the last.
Sona on husband Tarun Sharma
Unlike other people who fight because of various reasons, such as difference in likes and dislikes and others, ours is a different story. In my life the villain is television, ‘the idiot-box’. Nothing seems to interest my husband more than the TV. Plus he forgets whatever household chores I ask him to do.
Didn’t talk for: Two hours
Expert says: Lifestyle expert, Rachana Khanna Singh feels communication is the key to a relationship as lack of it increases the emotional gap between the couple. So one should always keep the communication flowing.