Cupid's Pulse Article: David & Victoria Beckham Argue on ‘Ellen’Cupid's Pulse Article: David & Victoria Beckham Argue on ‘Ellen’

According to People, all-star couple David and Victoria Beckham got in their first fight in 11 years this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Apparently, the two have very different ideas about housekeeping.  They both seem to think the other is the messy one.  However, there are no hard feelings between the soccer star and the former Spice Girl. “I’m sure there are a lot of things that I do that drive her crazy,” said Beckham.

Is it ever a good idea to fight with your partner in public?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though disagreeing about daily chores is hardly a public brawl, fighting in public is never part of a healthy relationship:

1. Unwanted attention: Though you may feel strongly about your end of the argument, fighting in public can be embarrassing for both you and your partner.  Wait until you can discuss things in private before you vent.  It’ll also give you some more time to think.

2. Overhearing: When you fight in public, people around you inevitably overhear.  Often times you’re having a heated discussion about topics that aren’t necessarily meant to go public — personal issues.  If you don’t want the whole world knowing intimate details about your relationship, refrain from duking it out in a public arena.

3. Trouble: In extreme cases, you might be deemed a “trouble customer” if your fight originates in a place of business.  The last thing you need is that type of reputation at your location grocery store.  Think about the consequences of your public dispute before you engage in one.