Proverbs 21:9 (KJV)
9It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Here in this verse of Proverbs is says it would be better to live in a small corner of an attic space than share a large house with a contentious wife (Hebrew 'ishshah means woman or wife).

Solomon who gave us most of the Proverbs was a man of great wisdom, but he was also a man of many wives. It says in 1 Kings 11:1-4, “King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.” With so many wives Solomon surely knew from first hand experience the verse he so clearly stated. But he gave the verse in Proverbs as a caution to both husbands and wives for their mutual benefit. For it better that husband and wife live in harmony than to have discord when one spouse causes strife against the other. There is a more modern day quote similar to what Proverbs 21:9 expresses, “If momma isn’t happy, no one is happy.” Peter says in 1 Peter 3:8-9, “Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.” Instead of unkind words towards one another, we are to love with tender hearts, never throwing back evil words for evil words. We are to stop and with humble minds and tender hearts look for a way to bless the other that they might be comforted. Have there been times you have dealt with strife and anger in your relationship with another? Pray that God might bring about a humble mind and tender heart. Pray that he might make you a blessing and not something to be cursed. Ask God to bless you all with peace and harmony.