Kiss and Make Up: How to Get Back on Track After a Fight

Along with all the happy times, every couple is bound to hit that rocky road once in a while. After all, you simply can't be expected to agree on everything all the time. But while fighting is normal in a relationship, it's definitely not fun -- until it's time to make up, that is! According to iVillagers, making up almost makes battling with a beloved worthwhile. When asked how to get a relationship back on track after a fight, iVillagers eagerly shared their secrets -- from laughing the problem away to the ever-popular "make-up sex." Here, some effective argument enders you may want to keep in mind for the next time you and your honey hit a bump in the road.

Take a Time-Out

"After my husband and I have an argument, we spend half an hour apart to let tempers cool. Then we talk it through -- each agreeing to hear the other one out. Once that is over and everything has been discussed to both our satisfactions, we hug and kiss each other. We usually then sit, hold hands and watch a little TV, read a book together or listen to the radio. The most important part is to have that physical contact when all the dust settles." --iVillager Robin

"First we have a disagreement, then we go to neutral corners and cool off. Then we sit down and discuss the problem logically and rationally. We tend to stretch the discussion and find the humor and remember our love for each other. Then the touching and kissing happens! Talking calmly and communicating openly always has a way of getting us back in touch with each other." --iVillager Cate

"I think the best way to make up is to distract yourselves. Get out of the house and do something physical and social. My boyfriend and I go dancing. This keeps us from just sitting around and allowing ourselves to dwell on the disagreement. At the beginning, you don't really want to have anything to do with that person physically, but before long you're kissing, hugging and just enjoying the real reason you are together: the joy that you bring each other." --iVillager Laura

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