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The Stages of a Fight

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Source: Showtime

Fighting when you’re in a long term relationship is so different than when you’re just starting out. That’s never more evident than in VH1’s Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn. A new season of explosive celebrity drama returns Wednesdays in October on VH1.

Finding your soul mate and settling together into cohabitational bliss is a comfort and also sometimes a curse. You're in for the long haul, so you feel solid in the relationship, but there are bumps, leaving you wondering if it's time to hit up couple's therapy. I've been married for years, and after all that time, you learn a few things — like the proper stages of a good fight. And sometimes it isn't anything that actually justifies an argument, like coming home to a fully loaded (and dirty) dishwasher after asking your significant other to take care of it 800 times.