If you've ever been in a fight (and I'm assuming most people have, because nobody's perfect), you know the toll it takes on everyone involved. More often than not, you're left mentally exhausted after having it out with a partner, a friend, or a family member. But did you know that fighting can affect your body too? There are certain things that happen to your body when you fight that'll make you think twice before diving headfirst into the next family argument you find yourself witnessing. (And with the holidays right around the corner, it might not be bad to read up on how fighting affects your body, so you can prepare several nonchalant ways of shimmying out of family fights and save your body some grief while you're at it.)
Though you might think that your brain is the most affected by fighting, the effects of stress and negative energy on your body can affect much, much more than just your mind. Rather than writing those aches and pains off, read on to find out what happens to your body when you fight, so you can recognize the symptoms if (and when) you find yourself in the midst of a fight that's wreaking havoc on your mind and your body, and take the best course of action to fix and prevent it from happening in the future.