Anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows that, when you are angry with each other, it’s easy to storm out of the bedroom–IF you have another bed, or even a couch. Not so easy when you have neither. After sitting on a chair in the living room fuming about who did what to whom and how, your body will eventually get pretty tired of sitting and will want to lie down.
If pride is enough to keep you sitting in that chair, well, good for you. Sooner or later, you are going to weigh how important your disagreement was against how much you want to go back to bed–you know, the bed that has the offending partner in it. I can’t tell you how many times my anger/resentment/hurt/whatever has fizzled out to nothing because sitting in a chair when you want to lie down only makes you realize that you are being an idiot. It does however have the good effect of making you realize that whatever ticked you off in the first place just isn’t worth losing a night’s sleep.
Besides, nine times out of ten, you’ll wake up next to your significant other saying, ‘what the heck were we fighting about?’