As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol lowers inhibitions. When this happens we
are less likely to think about the things we say to others.
A quiet night in with a few drinks with your partner on a Saturday night can make for a relaxing evening. However
it can become very different if you or your partner has one too many and it causes you to bicker into the early
hours of the morning. When alcohol is involved it can be the smallest comment that sets off a full-blown argument.
As alcohol lowers our inhibitions it can cause us to say/do things without caring or considering what the
consequences may be. Alcohol does create a feel-good state when taken in moderation, but if you consume too
much this feel-good state can quickly turn into sadness or aggression.
If caught up in an argument with somebody who is under the influence of alcohol it is best to walk away even if
you believe that you are in the right. When somebody is drunk and argumentative, it is unlikely that they will
change their mind, and if you continue to disagree with them it will only enrage them further.
If you and your partner are having problems it is best talk about it when you are both sober
and can be rational about your argument and make sure that things don’t get out of hand.
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