Ditch Couples Therapy and Join a Boxing Club

Learning how to fight is just as important as learning how to love

Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

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I’ve never watched a boxing match and I find UFC to be a slight step above Roman gladiators fighting to the death. The two sports and the head injuries that are as prevalent as the testosterone hold absolutely zero appeal to me. However, after a recent argument with my wife, I thought — maybe we could actually learn something from those walking punching bags.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever said to your partner in the heat of a fight? As soon as it left your lips and drove straight into the soul of your loved one, smacked you in the face. Would you have said it if someone was listening? My guess is not in a million years.

Whether it was a battle over something small and stupid or a heavy duty, reoccurring topic, it probably escalated quickly. Did either party leave the room at any point? Was there perhaps a tiny bit of alcohol involved? No judgment here. Just painting a picture.

I’ve never been afraid of conflict. I think I’m fairly self-aware. And the more I thought about those barbaric sports, the more I realized that it wasn’t the televised main events that offer valuable lessons. It’s their sparring sessions!

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Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

Razor sharp wit with a beautiful wife, a cute kid, and ALS. Founded A Life Story Foundation. I type with my EYES!