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TV host Shelly Horton shares the ONE trick she uses to stop arguments with her husband

TV host Shelly Horton shares the ONE trick she uses to stop arguments with her husband – and it works every time

  • Australian television star Shelly Horton, 48, has been married twice 
  • Shelly and Darren Robinson exchanged nuptials in 2015
  • She said the easiest way to end an argument is to apologise 
  • ‘By saying sorry, and meaning it, you can diffuse the situation,’ she said  
  • Research shows going to bed angry can make it harder to fall asleep 

Television star Shelly Horton has shared a simple tip to diffuse a heated argument with your partner – and it’s simply ‘saying sorry’ right away.

The 48-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland, met her now-husband Darren Robinson nine years ago and the two exchanged nuptials in 2015.

Like any married couple, the pair occasionally fight – and Shelly said the easiest thing to do is apologise, accept the other’s opinion and never go to bed angry.

Australian television host Shelly Horton (pictured) has shared how to end an argument with her partner. She said the easiest thing to do is apologise, accept the other’s opinion and never go to bed angry

The 48-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland, met her now-husband Darren Robinson (pictured, left) nine years ago and the two exchanged nuptials in 2015

The 48-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland, met her now-husband Darren Robinson (pictured, left) nine years ago and the two exchanged nuptials in 2015

‘When I married Darren, I realised I loved him more than being right or winning,’ Shelly told 9Honey.

‘By saying sorry, and meaning it, you can diffuse the situation. It takes the emotion out of the fight and the sting out of the unkind words.

‘We’ve even apologised to each other, said we still disagree but we love each other, and we’ll discuss it again in a few days to come up with a solution.’

Shelly said arguments with her ex-husband during their marriage would ‘last days’ as neither would let the other win, which isn’t healthy in a relationship. 

And while she and Darren still bicker today, they know how to handle the situation.

'When I married Darren, I realised I loved him more than being right or winning,' Shelly said

‘When I married Darren, I realised I loved him more than being right or winning,’ Shelly said

Research shows those who are stressed during the day or before bed often have difficulty falling asleep at night

Research shows those who are stressed during the day or before bed often have difficulty falling asleep at night

Research shows those who are stressed during the day or before bed often have difficulty falling asleep at night. 

According to sleep.org, the stress hormone cortisol usually decreases in preparation for sleep. 

If you’re feeling stressed these levels are often higher and increase your alertness. 

By diffusing an argument with your partner before bed you are both likely to get a better night’s rest and wake up feeling refreshed.

How does stress affect sleep?

When people experience stress during the day, they are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and report poor sleep quality that night. 

Stress may reduce deep sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, both of which are important for mental and physical health. 

While cortisol usually decreases at night in preparation for sleep, studies have found that people with insomnia have higher levels of cortisol in the evening, which are linked in turn to a greater number of nighttime awakenings

Source: sleep.org

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