It's cliché, but true: relationships are a challenge. I can attest to that fact, having been married for five years. As much as I love my husband, there are times when we cross the line; when we say things that should never be said. It happens in every relationship, no matter how new or old, troubled or comfortable. Although each relationship will "test the waters" from time to time, there are certain things that will cause couples to fight almost every time and, ultimately, aren't worth the argument.
Now, I know what you might be thinking. "My partner and I are always 100 percent open and honest with each other about everything, no matter what." That's all good and lovely, until one day it isn't. I'm not advocating for secret keeping or watering down how you really feel, that's not helpful or healthy. I am, however, noting the truth that words matter. And the way you choose to use them (or not use them) can build your relationship up or tear it down.
Whether you're in the beginning stages of a budding romance or are well beyond the "honeymoon years" of your relationship, keeping these conversations out of your mind is a good idea for every couple.