I totally agree with Karen.....it's tough to do, but it does come with practice. You have to pick your battles, as they say, and there are a lot of issues that just aren't worth fighting about
when it comes right down to it. Even if you are not sure whether or not the issue is a deal breaker, try putting the discussion on pause for a while, until you can take a walk, or a drive, or just go into another room until things calm down. Sometimes silence speaks louder than words, and saying nothing can cause the other person to stop and think, too. Let us know how it goes, okay? And welcome to the forum!
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