Good relationships are between best friends who love and respect each other. Shouting involves intimidating or being louder than the other person to drown them out. This isn't a sign of respect by any stretch of the imagination.
If either of you begins to shout or in any way emotionally or physically abuse the other person, call a time out. Say you'll discuss it later. Don't be mean about it - the aim here is to respect each other. Don't dismiss the other person's concerns! Say that this is important to you, this is important to them, and your best chance of actually finding a solution is to talk about it in a little while. Then go for a walk, go for a bike ride, go find some way to de-stress and encourage your partner to do the same. When you discuss the issue later, it should be easier to find a solution that works.
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