From siblings hissing at each other over who is the ugly one to parents debating who ruined the trip to the zoo and more, all families have their arguments. The important part is to resolve them. And laugh at how such trivial things can ruin a perfectly good afternoon afterward.

To enjoy the latter, Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, asked his viewers to tweet the dumbest family fights they've been in. And they answered. Keep scrolling, check out the ridiculous entries, and upvote your favorite ones.

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Everyone is entitled to their point of view

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Many people feel that they love and hate their families at the same time. Getting along with the closest people around you isn't necessarily given, the navigating these complicated dynamics can be hard. 

"With difficult acquaintances like friends, colleagues, lovers, or neighbors, you may have to deal with them for a time, either until a conflict between you is resolved, or you are able to remove yourself from the situation," psychiatrist Abigail Brenner wrote for Psychology Today. "With family, we are almost obligated to go the extra mile for the sake of the integrity of the family group. In other words, personal relationships may affect the family as a whole. If you don’t get along with a family member, it may very well put stress and strain on other familial relationships as well."

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago

I'm siding with your dad.

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The first thing you can do when you're forced into a difficult situations with your family member is i try to fix the difficult person.

The first thing you have to understand when you're forced into a difficult situation with your family member is that you don't need to 'fix' them. "Accept them exactly as they are," Brenner said. "It’s tempting to try to help someone you want to care about; you probably will make some efforts to help them. Sometimes it works, but often your efforts will not be rewarded. In fact, trying to fix someone or make their life better may become a huge headache, since the more you do for them, the more they want from you." Accept that they are can't change, at least at this moment.

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LuckyL
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1 year ago

Reminds me of the time I was really angry because my sister had kicked my guinea pig because she thought it was a shoe. - We found out way later that it was only a dream.

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Be present and direct. Keep in mind that a person who is trying to stir up conflict can set you off in a blink of an eye. Emotionally and physically. "Try to avoid getting into a fight-or-flight response, which inevitably leads to becoming defensive. You do not want an argument or heated discussion. Stay true to yourself, grounded in your own integrity. Be direct and assertive when you express yourself. Stay focused on how you respond. Know when the discussion or argument has accelerated to the point of no return — meaning it’s no longer about conflict resolution, but just about winning. If it gets to this point, stop the interaction, and leave the conversation."

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

That's sweet actually :-)

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Also, don't forget that the other person wants to be heard as well, so encourage them to express themselves. Let them fully state their point of view about the issue/conflict/problem without interrupting them. After all, they feel they're being judged or criticized unfairly. "Just listening, rather than trying to engage, may be enough to allow someone to feel like they have the opportunity to say what’s on their mind. Showing respect for another’s differences may go a very long way," Brenner added.

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Eloping is the answer You need

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Be aware of trigger topics. "Inevitably there will be topics that represent points of disagreement and disharmony. Know what these topics are, and be extremely aware when these are brought up." Remember your past experiences. They should really help you, especially when you're dealing with very sensitive subjects. "Be prepared to address these issues in a direct, non-confrontational way or to deflect the conflict if the atmosphere becomes too heated."  

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

a fight when it's better when both sides lose

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Understand that some topics are absolutely off-limits. "History and experiences should tell you that these subjects should be avoided at all costs. That’s not to say that important issues should be permanently avoided. Rather, if your experience dealing with certain issues has left you stressed out or emotionally depleted, and the discussion has not progressed sufficiently along to represent a rapprochement, then it’s best to avoid the discussion until a time when both parties are willing to move it forward in a constructive way," Brenner pointed out.

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Step Twirl
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1 year ago

Hahahahaha My sister and I sleep like that and so do some of my nieces!

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Realize that these family conflicts are rarely about you. Even though it's hard not to take things personally, they mostly center around a specific topic. The less people make it about themselves, the more they stick to the actual cause of the disagreement, the quicker they can resolve it. 

The last thing you need to know is that your well-being comes first. "While you want to be respectful and attentive to others as much as you can, you don’t want to bend over backward or twist yourself into a knot just to make someone else happy or satisfied, or to keep the peace. Never allow any personal interaction or relationship to infringe upon or challenge your own well-being."

Hopefully, now we'll be able to navigate these intricate emotional mazes, escaping them without hurting ourselves or others. And share them on the next #Hashtags segment!

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

Haha too old for Indiana Jones

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Step Twirl
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1 year ago

The beaker meme tho .. yes

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Dishonor on my dog? Dishonor on Your granddaughter!

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Guinevere
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1 year ago

And then you had an argument over that? Lol that's probably what would have happened between me and my siblings 😂

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Taxidermy is one of the stupidest, most awful and ugliest ideas ever

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Atlas
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1 year ago

Think of the ants, man! I' sure they were thankful. This "get off my lawn" behavior is so outdated :P

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

You rebel!

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YoyoSthlm
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1 year ago

This is just plain stupid. Your dad let your mum decide if he can get glasses? Idk who is the biggest idiot, your mum or dad?!

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Marleen
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1 year ago

Still possible there was a turkey in one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

Wow, this is scary. :( I hope he's okay.

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Sasy
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1 year ago

An adult family friend taught me as a kid that tomatoe sauce was good on eggs, my Mum has never forgiven him for ruining her child.

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Lipp
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1 year ago

This proves you won the non-existing argument.

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Francis
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1 year ago (edited)

but it is your cat, i suppose? because Dads never want to have a cat...

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

LOL 😆😆

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Max L.
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1 year ago

Yeah mom he hears trough his nostrils, he definitely isn't doing too good

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Sasy
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1 year ago

Underwear first, then sit on bed to put on socks.

Plinkety
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1 year ago

Absolutely! Putting your socks on first is a clear indicator of a raving maniac!

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Mal
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1 year ago

Bra first, so I can see what I'm doing with the rest.

Tammy Hornback
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1 year ago

just think how stupid you would look naked putting your socks on

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

first panties, then socks and delay to the last possible second to put bra on

Bill
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1 year ago

Commando

Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

Haha

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Shelby P
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1 year ago

I think you should button up your coat before you put the gloves on.

KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

man, everyone knows socks go on last pshhh

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Depends on how cold your feet are.

Kenny Kulbiski
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1 year ago

Underwear first for sanitary and aesthetic reasons.

Alex Grosdanofski
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1 year ago

Sanitary reasons would dictate socks first to keep foot fungus away from your crotch.

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Isabel Care
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1 year ago

Socks before undies if you have foot fungus, so that it doesn't get transferred to your privates

Felicia Dale
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1 year ago

If you get your clothes on at all it's a win. Unless you're at a nudist resort, in which case stay nude!

Yugan Talovich
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1 year ago

I wear neither. Argument settled.

Shull GaRett
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1 year ago

Seriously? Who cares!?

Claire
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1 year ago

I like mixing it up with socks, slippers, and then underwear and pants. My sister hates me.

Stevie B
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1 year ago

Depends on how cold the floor is...

Blue
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4 months ago

Who puts socks on first / No one

Kat Kirkpatrick
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9 months ago

The real question is do you put on a sock and a sock then a shoe and a shoe, or do you put on a sock and a shoe, then the other sock and the other shoe?

Squeaky Fiddler
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1 year ago

And who doesn't wear underwear to bed?

Squeaky Fiddler
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1 year ago

Underwear, pants, then socks

Monty Glue
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1 year ago

Go commando, problem solved!

agale
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1 year ago

no difference at all :D

Cheryle Fuller
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1 year ago

Hahahahaha! But socks on before pants!

M Kate McCulloch
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1 year ago

How about dress YOURSELF anyway you want to and leave me the hell alone already! Huh? HUH??

Dawn Adams
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1 year ago

If you have athlete's foot, put your socks on first. If you pull your underwear up over bare infected feet it can transfer that to your groin, causing jock itch.

Blue Cicada
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1 year ago

My mother used to knock, and then open the door before you had a chance to answer. So in high school, she knocked on the bathroom door and opened it, to find me lying on the floor in my underwear and bra, pulling on a sock. What are you doing?she asked. Putting on my socks, I responded. Do you always lie down to put on your socks? Well, I answered, I was standing up until you opened the door.

Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Go to YouTube and look up an old TV show called All in the Family. Then search for the scene called something like A Sock and a Sock and a Shoe and a Shoe. Classic TV—-and still hilarious today.

Lex Ellyss
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1 year ago

The fact that anyone cared enough about which order other chooses to get dressed in is just ridiculous. Who cares? Besides the common sense of putting undergarments on before bottoms and a top, why does it matter what order someone gets dressed in?

BiLal Asif
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1 year ago

I think u should put some sense up First

Claudia J
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1 year ago

Socks then undies. That way if you have athletes foot you don't get it in your undies.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

What made you think of THAT?!

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Step Twirl
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1 year ago

To be fair.. there is a switch on majority of fans to change the direction of the spin. The purpose is to help distribute hot or cool air depending on season

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

Because we're all too stupid to know our own birthdays

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Francis
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1 year ago

green!

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Yugan Talovich
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1 year ago

If my daughter were going with Trevor Noah, I would kick the bucket with a happy cheer.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

And you failed miserably. Been there, done that, and it thought me to never argue with old people.

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Francis
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1 year ago

a friend of mine is a teacher. once this sweet boy (6-7yo) was mad at a girl and called her an apple! "you are such an apple" :D to this date, my friends and I randomly insult each other as an apple or a peach or something like that

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

As a former librarian in the US, I can attest to the fact that if you got your library card as a kid, your parent could indeed be sent to collections if you didn't return a book. It's quite possible.

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