"It's like shooting somebody in the thigh and then saying, 'Can you forgive me right now?'"
Talking politics with your extended family members may be as pleasant as reclining on a bed of nails, but in this contentious post election season it is hard to get away from it.
Campaigns have gotten much longer and much louder and much much nastier. It is certainly not original for me to say that campaigning has overtaken governing in the way politicians spend their time.
They've looked at everything from what you're actually doing when you think you're helping your partner to the truth about the way you handle disagreements.
Here are three reasons why you should choose NOT to fight, argue, or be contentious with others.
When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.
This is vital if my partner brought up the argument. When I first learned to assert my flooding, I would get the space I
I'm not sure what it means for our republic that a fallacy such as Argumentation from Outrage is on the verge of supplanting the whole package of logical and rhetorical techniques designed to construct a sound argument and then present it in a compelling manner. But I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean nothing.  
Obviously, when a change is needed, it isn't going to be easy. The need for big changes can feel overwhelming. They take courage and a willingness to be open to try new things.