In our 40 years together, we've broken that rule only once. And, it was a horrible, miserable night for both of us. We re-promised to never do that again.
I read once about a husband and wife who made the same promise, and the one time they broke it ended in devastation. After years of wonderful memories together, they had an argument that escalated throughout the day. So much so that they broke the angry-to-bed rule from which they never recovered. When the wife awoke that morning, she discovered that the love of her life had died in his sleep. She spent the ensuing years wondering if it had been their argument and failure to resolve it that caused the massive heart attack that killed him in his sleep at the age of 48.
I thank God that our one time of breaking this hard-and-fast rule didn't deny me the chance to make up with Mark and continue our long love affair.
So, for the sake of your relationship, make the promise never to go to bed angry. Then stick to it. We never know how much time life will give us together. Don't do anything that will make you live with regret.
Til Next Time,