How to Argue Successfully.

Simple strategies like starting a thumb war.

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You shake hands, wish each other well, and hope a horse rolls on them going home.

As one man said, “Most disputes can be solved with a two-minute Wikipedia search.”

“My husband and I have an imaginary ‘pause’ button. If the argument turns nasty, we press pause and have a lot of dirty, dirty sex. He tends to agree with me more afterwards.”

Most murders are the result of arguments where someone said, “You’re crazy.”

In effect, you’re working towards a mutual goal, even if it involves taking an imaginary “chill pill.”

You’re like a cat that never does what anyone expects. Eventually, you end up loving the cat for that very reason. It’s doing its own thing.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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