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The Best Time to Fight With Your Husband or Boyfriend

If You're Going to Pick a Fight, Do It at 3 p.m.


We can't control the timing of most relationship arguments, but if you have a bone you've been waiting to pick, you might want to put it on the calendar for 3 p.m.

According to a survey sponsored by a maker of hormonal contraceptives (I'm sure there's a motive behind the study), 3 p.m. is the best time for a woman to win an argument. It also found that your boss is most likely to give you a promotion at 1 p.m. — although I'd hope more than timing would go into that decision.

The study wants us to all get in touch with our biorhythms and mood swings so we can lead a more agreeable life and, of course, get what we want. A psychotherapist gives her take: "the hormones in our bodies can affect our moods. It is important to choose the right contraceptive option for you to ensure you are in tune with yourself, to complement your natural rhythms." There's the tie-in!

Now does timing your fights based on your partner's and your own physiological mood swings count as fighting fair or fighting dirty?

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stephley stephley 5 years
I think these studies are insane, but I need to know if the 3p fight should happen before or after my afternoon candy bar. I'm probably pretty fierce before.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
Too funny, my boyfriend and I got into a big (but not serious) fight on Sunday around 3pm about something SO STUPID and it was one of those rare occasions that I was so angry I was actually yelling at him. and it was also one of the only times ever that he apologized and honestly said (more than once) "I am an idiot, I shouldn't have acted that way" - and then it ended with us talking about engagement rings and me crying with happiness. weird. I actually felt like I, for once, WON a fight! (even though it was the dumbest fight ever and was entirely a misunderstanding!)
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