What a Pedicure Taught Me About Arguing in Relationships

arguing in relationshipsI am recovering from major surgery. Thanks to modern medicine, I was home the same day, taking walks around the block the very next day. I am grateful to be feeling stronger daily. But I’m a highly energetic person, and it’s not easy for me to relax and just take it easy. I did take the week off from work and I’ve been allowing my wonderful family and friends to take care of me. Tuesday, I decided to ramp up the self-care and pamper myself with a pedicure. Normally, I’m a pretty low-maintenance woman, and pedicures are a rare treat for me. I was psyched to sit in a relaxing chair for a half-hour, having my feet soaked, massaged and toenails polished. Mmmmm, luxurious, right? Not so much.

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The Fight Club: How to argue well

A good fight is an art. Yes, you read that right. I believe it is a fine art to know how to argue in a productive way. My kids used to get annoyed with me for arguing a point when I disagreed with someone. I can’t help it. I feel a need to speak up when I have an opinion I want to express. But there’s a big difference between how I used to argue and how I argue today.

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