How much time do you typically need to cool down after an argument with your spouse? Ten minutes? A half hour? Maybe even a full day?
Committed relationships (or any kind of relationships for that matter) aren’t easy. We fight, argue, complain, and then make up. It’s truly one emotional cycle, but it’s what being human is all about. But, when it comes to cooling off after a heated argument with your partner, how long is too long?
According to a survey conducted by Cosmopolitan Magazine, around 40% of men need at least one hour of solo time before they’re able to come back to middle ground. Yup, that’s it! So before trying to discuss the issue at hand, give him at least one hour so you both can be more level-headed.
Other results in the survey revealed that 26% of men need one full day to recover, 25% will return to normal after 10 minutes, and then 9% admitted to never needing time to cool off to begin with.
Now, this for sure all depends on what the argument is all about… So, take this information with a grain of salt. Should your partner be ignoring you for one full day about something as minor as dishes or laundry, you may want to ask yourself more questions.