Relationships are hardly all roses and sugarplums. No one knows that more than actress Kristen Bell, who revealed some pretty personal details about her relationship with husband, Dax Shepard.
The two didn’t always have the solid communication they now enjoy earlier on in their relationship. Bell reveals, during an interview with Harry Connick Jr., that she and Shepard used to fight all the time during their first year of dating. So much so that Shepard pointed out that they weren’t fighting very well and it wasn’t a sustainable situation.
“I loved it. We’d get in a fight because we would fight a lot and I’d like yell something then slam the bedroom door, then I’d slam the front door, then I’d get in my car and then I’d skid out the driveway and I would sit around the corner in my car and it felt so good and I realized how incredibly toxic it was only after he pointed it out,” Bell revealed.
Shepard told Bell that she couldn’t leave the house every time they had a fight. That they would have to be able to work out their issues and differences without huge blowups being the result of every single fight that they have.
Bell revealed that they have since gotten much better with their fights and says they have amicable disagreements like any couple but they don’t result in something incredibly dramatic that takes her leaving their home or days to sort through after the fact.
This is a really transparent and personal story the actress shared that shows two people can work through their differences and grow to become better partners and better people despite whatever character flaws and hangups they may originally bring to the relationship.
Bell and Shepard have been married for four years and have two children.
Bell admits they still disagree on things but that they have the type of communication skills and style that it doesn’t become something that is personally costly or compromising to their relationship.
Learning how to exist with your partner during those tough times is a crucial lesson in love and relationship longevity.