You can take offense or mend a fence. To not mend one is an offense to the fence. Let go of the offense for YOU. Mend the fence.
‘You may be right’ is good. ‘I was wrong’ is good. ‘I can do better’ is good. Say and mean all three and it’s ALL good.
How to stay happily together: Work through problems together.
Getting even is a bad choice. Letting Karma get even for you is not. It does a much better job with no collateral damage to you.
Sometimes people just want to talk. They don’t want your answers. Your listening will help them find their own. Help them. Listen.
It’s hard to apologize, but harder on you not to. I was wrong. I feel bad about it. I apologize. How can I make it right?
Having a meltdown is human. Unpacking and living there isn’t. It’s inhumane. Clean up what you melted. Upgrade your *melt meter*.