TV host Shelly Horton shares the trick she uses to stop arguments with her husband – and it works every time
- Australian TV star Shelly Horton, 48, has been married twice
- Shelly and Darren Robinson married in 2015
- She said the easiest way to end an argument is to apologize
- “By saying sorry and saying it, you can defuse the situation,” she said.
- Research shows going to bed angry can make it harder to fall asleep
TV star Shelly Horton has shared a simple trick to airing a heated argument with your partner – and that’s just “apologizing” right away.
The 48-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland met her husband Darren Robinson nine years ago and the two married in 2015.
Like any married couple, the couple argue occasionally – and Shelly said the easiest thing to do is to apologize, accept each other’s opinion and never go to bed angry.
Australian TV host Shelly Horton (pictured) has explained how to end an argument with her partner. She said the easiest thing to do is to apologize, accept each other’s opinion and never go to bed angry
The 48-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland met husband Darren Robinson (pictured, left) nine years ago and the two married in 2015
“When I married Darren I realized I loved him more than being right or winning,” Shelly said 9Honey.
“By saying sorry and being willing, you can defuse the situation. It takes the emotion out of the fight and the sting of mean words.
“We even apologized to each other, said we still didn’t agree, but we love each other, and we’ll talk about it in a few days to find a solution.”
Shelly said arguments with her ex-husband during their marriage “lasted for days” as neither would let the other win, which is not healthy in a relationship.
And although she and Darren still bicker today, they know how to handle the situation.
“When I married Darren I realized I loved him more than being right or winning,” Shelly said
Research shows that those who are stressed during the day or before bedtime often have trouble falling asleep at night
Research shows that those who are stressed during the day or before bedtime often have trouble falling asleep at night.
According to sleep.orgcortisol, the stress hormone, generally decreases in preparation for sleep.
If you feel stressed, these levels are often higher and increase your alertness.
By broadcasting an argument with your partner before bed, you’re both likely to get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
How does stress affect sleep?
When people feel stress during the day, they are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and report poor sleep quality that night.
Stress can reduce deep sleep and REM sleep, both of which are important for mental and physical health.
While cortisol typically decreases at night in preparation for sleep, studies have shown that people with insomnia have higher cortisol levels in the evening, which in turn is linked to more nighttime awakenings.