How to Avoid Household Arguments

A lot of calls to the police involve arguments between couples. It usually ends in violence. Since there’s no where to go, domestic violence can continue for years. To prevent an argument from escalating to violence, there are several things you can do.

Go to Your Room and Lock the Door

The best way to avoid a fight is by leaving the room. Retreating is a wise decision, and it will prevent you from violating the South Carolina domestic violence law. In fact, by closing the door and waiting a few minutes, you could avoid getting arrested and spending time in jail.

The biggest advantage of the room is the door. It provides a barrier between you and the other person. They may bang on the door and shout, but that’s about it. It would be unusual if they break the door. A lock is usually enough to prevent the person from entering the room. It will definitely prevent anyone in the house from violating the South Carolina domestic violence law.

Ignore the Person and Watch TV

Another way to avoid an argument is by ignoring the other person. You can sit on the couch and casual acknowledge their point, while watching TV. TV is the perfect distraction. You can watch TV until the person is done speaking. You won’t violate the South Carolina domestic violence law by watching TV.

If the person who you are arguing with decides to turn off the TV, ask why they turned it off. Then say, ‘that’s a good show,’ and turn the TV back on with the remote. This might upset the individual so be prepared to leave the room if it does.

Curse at the Person Quickly with a Raised Voice

If you have to raise your voice, do it effectively. The goal is to shut down the other person so that they stop arguing. The best way to do this is with a direct curse that is sharp and biting. Say it with a raised voice. If done properly, the other person will pause  for a few seconds. This should be enough to end the encounter.

If it doesn’t, then it’s phase two. Tell the person to go to their room or tell them to shut up. Repeat the curse several times and threaten to hit them. But don’t violate the South Carolina domestic violence law.

Walk Out of the House

The last course of action is to walk out of the house. There’s no way the argument can continue if you leave the building. They aren’t going to chase after you. After walking a short distance, stop and think of a place to go. Then go there. Spend an hour, then return home. If you are lucky, you can go back to doing what you were doing and avoid violating the South Carolina domestic violence law.