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Chapter 3: relationships: Conflicts

On How to Defuse an Argument

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The simplest way to defuse your partner’s fury is not to tell them to calm down or to use the occasion to bring up another argument, but to offer a genuine apology (they’re always free). In the heat of an argument, remember that they’re not ‘nasty’, but hurt and vulnerable and that, at times, we too have been impossible.

 

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