I have three dogs that never go a day without having a spat with each other. Now, of course, while they are having their playful and harmless fights they make it seem so detrimental with their barks, growls, and grimaces at each other, but they challenge that perception when they snuggle up next to each other the rest of the day.
After each fight— no matter how long or gruesome it was — they shake their entire bodies; it’s as if they are shaking off any negative energy that could potentially or did accumulate from engaging in the fight. It is as if, they want to ensure they maintain a positive relationship with each other and also maintain a certain level of light-heartedness about their “fights” because they care about each other.
Let’s all take note, and see if we can implement this into our relationships on a daily basis. Close relationships will produce friction and conflict; it’s unavoidable, but we can always ensure we maintain a certain attitude and approach about how we handle conflict in all of our relationships.