3. Having the Last Word
It’s one thing to have a disagreement, and it’s another to argue simply for the sake of arguing. At this point, you’re not trying to resolve an issue, you’re talking to one-up your partner, showing him that you don’t want to make peace – you want to make war. Always having to have the last word tells your partner that you care more about “winning” or being “right” rather than being worried about nurturing your relationship. Pick and choose your battles, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Relationships shouldn’t be a competition, and sometimes biting your tongue says a lot more than having the last word.