The Agree Game, How to Argue Successfully as a Couple (Yes, it can be done)

“Well, then, what’s YOUR solution?” I seethed at my boyfriend, scrubbing an imaginary stain on the kitchen countertop so I wouldn’t have to look at him. If I looked at him, I would bite his head off like a female praying mantis.

“I don’t have a solution, but I know that we need one.” He answered in his calm attorney tone, refusing to raise his voice, infuriating me even further.

“Please look at me” It was his standard entreaty. One that I often chose to ignore, preferring the…