26 Jan, 2022

4 Ways To Make Peace After An Argument

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Micha Berkuz
Arguments are the easiest thing to start and yet, the hardest thing to end. Sadly, they’re a natural part of life between partners, friends, family members, and even workmates. Whether the fight is over a big issue or something minor, cruel words are often exchanged and feelings are inevitably hurt. 

“Silence is argument carried out by other means.” – Che Guevera

Although it’s difficult, it’s important to find a way to resolve a conflict and get back into each other’s good books. Here are 4 methods you can use to make peace after an argument and return your relationship to a good place

Confront the issue

It’s tempting to sweep an issue under the rug and move on as if nothing happened, but ignorance isn’t bliss. It just leaves room for another argument down the line over the same issue if you don’t deal with it once and for all

Regardless of how awkward it might feel to confront whatever caused the argument, the first step towards making peace is to acknowledge it and work together to find a way through it, not around it.  


There are always two sides to an argument and both sides believe they’re right. Even though you may feel like the other person is somehow to blame, apologizing is like extending an olive branch and initiating a conversation that will put you back on good terms.

Make sure your apology is sincere and specific. For example, you can apologize for something you said during the argument or how you weren’t willing to hear their side at the time and follow it up with an invitation to talk it out.

Talk it out

The tendency to freeze each other out after a fight is a common one, which, unfortunately, doesn’t help much when it comes to resolving the issue. Although talking may seem pointless since it’s likely a major component of the argument you’re trying to resolve, knowing when and how to have this conversation is crucial to bringing back peace. 

The best time to talk is after everyone has cooled down. You’re all more likely to be willing to hear each other out at this point and share your individual views in a way that’s calm and not aggressive. This can also help you compromise and come to an agreement that allows you to get back on peaceful ground.    

Lighten the mood

Laughter is the best medicine, even for the emotional scars and wounds left after an argument. After fighting with a friend, partner, or family member, the last thing either of you will want to do is joke around and laugh but it’s exactly what you need to move on.

You can break the ice by cracking a joke, sharing a funny meme, doing something that you know will make the other person laugh, or offering to do something with them that they enjoy, like watching their favorite kind of movie or dancing to a song they love

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller

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