Aggression shows up in relationships to varying degrees, its that forceful attack. While we tend to think about physical aggression there are many other non-physical forms of aggression working in our relationships everyday.

Brigham Young University’s Sarah Coyne and colleagues (2017) define relationship aggression as “a behavior intended to damage a relationship or hurt someone through manipulation or social exclusion”

However all relationship aggression involve their own specific dynamics. One form is ‘throwing words’