You’ve probably heard of couples fighting about the most ridiculous things, like fighting about where we should eat when we go out for dinner. You’d think something fun like going out to dinner shouldn’t lead to an argument, right?
Oh but it can!
This is especially true if you have a car full of hungry kids who are waiting to hear the word about where they’ll be eating. And if your kids are like mine, they’re likely giving you their opinion as well. I have four kids and inevitably they all want different things to eat!
But for the sake of this post, let’s refer to those times when you’re going out as a couple. That makes it a little easier (or does it?), but it can still be a challenge.
Here are some tips you can implement to help you stop fighting about the great “where we should eat?” argument.
Don’t wait until you’re both so hungry that you’re already cranky, so debating about where to go quickly turns into an argument. Plan ahead so that when you leave for your dinner date, you know exactly where you’re going. Believe me, doing this is so much easier than trying to figure it out in the car!
My husband and I started taking turns as a way to decide where to eat without having an argument ensue every single time. It pretty much goes like this: He loves Chinese and I love Mexican food, so we usually alternate between these two cuisines when we go out alone. (We typically save pizza night and burgers for going out with the kids.) It truly makes it easy, except for keeping track of whose turn it is to choose! 🙂
Go Out Less Often
Now maybe you don’t go out to eat much, or maybe you do. But if you find yourself arguing over things like going out to eat, maybe cut back on it until you can start to implement one of the ideas above (or come up with your own solution). Just like with any topic, you pick and choose your battles. Fighting over something that’s supposed to be a fun experience makes me not want to go out at all.
These are the things that really helped us stop fighting about where we should eat, I hope they’ll help you, too.
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