Anger triggers a physiological response in your body, making your heart race, Walsh says. When that happens, even the nicest guy will have trouble communicating calmly and rationally.
If you feel your chest pounding, pause the fight and take a 30-minute walk. “Tell [your partner] you want to be able to talk it out constructively, but you just can’t right now,” says Walsh. Walking will calm you down by giving your stress hormones a physical outlet, she says.