Stop arguing!

Step back and assess: Are you just looking for ways in which you can be right? Are you genuinely making a point, but may be limited by your first-person experience? Are you doing any good, even if you are right? Is this a fight you really want to have a dog in?

If I was to give one piece of advice to young couples, it’d be this: Never lose your temper at the same time. If somebody’s really mad, the other one better make a retreat.

—Unknown in Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York (2013)