4 Women Share Their Best ‘Kiss And Make Up’ Kind Of Advice

Kiss And Make Up Day

By De & Kate

Because there is now a day dedicated to celebrating everything under the sun, from ice cream sandwiches to miniature golf, we aren’t too surprised to find today marked as ‘Kiss and Make Up Day.’ That being said, in living alongside other human beings who don’t always feel, think, believe, and act in the same way we do, isn’t every day somewhat of a kiss and make up kind of day?

To celebrate the art and ability of creating resolution in our relationships, we asked a few of our favorite ladies for their best kiss and make up kind of advice. Here’s what they had to say:

“If you need to take a break from an argument, walk away to clear your head and avoid saying hurtful things, then do it.  But set a time to come back so you don’t let the issue drag on unresolved.” – Kristin

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5
It’s okay to get in an argument. It’s okay to weep and have a “woe is me and cruel is the world and my spouse” sob. And, as much as we want to go to bed no longer angry, sometimes God gifts a person with a spouse who WILL fall asleep angry. I think that happens more often than two exhausted angry people coming to a resolution before sleep. I happen to be one of those people who needs a long cooling off period (which usually follows a storming-out-the-door) as well as a long hug…The next day I usually feel different. I feel lighter. I think clearer. Remember when you get really worked up, that this too shall pass. A time of rejoicing will return. – Ali

“The best advice I can give after almost twelve years of marriage and two small children is to put yourselves on time-out.  I will go in another room and read until I’ve cooled off.  Silence is easier to forgive than harsh words.” – Eliza

“My favorite piece of advice is to walk away when things start to get heated. There’s no shame in taking a break to cool off. It helps you collect your thoughts, puts everything into perspective, and prevents you from saying things you don’t mean. It’s very helpful for drama queens and hot heads like me. Along those lines, I’m a big proponent of the DO go to bed angry. Sleep and time makes everything better.” – Jillian

Unlike our high school English classes where we often searched with no avail to find themes imbedded in our readings, the commonalities in the relationship resolution advice we received were clear: Walk away, cool off, clear your head, and if you need to go to bed angry for a night, hit the hay.

Simple? Yes. Easy to do? No. Uncomplicated and difficult as that.

Tell Us: What’s your best ‘kiss and make up’ kind of advice?

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