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How You React After An Argument Reveals How You Are In A Relationship
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How You React After An Argument Reveals How You Are In A Relationship

Apologizing can be hard but the alternative is worse. In any relationship, arguments are normal, but what we do later determines if we will come out stronger.

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on February 13, 2020. It has since been updated.

All relationships hit a bump from time to time and inevitably, couples argue about the big and the small things. That doesn't mean that the problems can't be sorted. An apology goes a long way and it strengthens your bond further. "A meaningful apology is one that communicates three R’s: regret, responsibility, and remedy," says psychologist Beverly Engel, according to PsychCentral. Whenever we apologize, it is important to mean it for anyone to be able to get past the hurt. 

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However, not all people apologize even after they realize that they have made a mistake. After all, everyone is different and will have different coping mechanisms. The way we behave after an argument can be revealing about the kind of people we are. This is what your behavior after an argument can say about you:

1. You are the first to apologize

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