On today’s Last Bites, the co-hosts discuss how they handle arguments with their spouses. Carla and Matthew have been married for 5 years, and Carla thinks she has found the perfect response whenever an argument arises. When Matthew accuses Carla of doing X, Y, or Z, she responds: So? Concise and effective, this retort puts Matthew on the spot and instantly dissolves an argument.
Michael, on the other hand, simply doesn’t respond. His wife has coined the perfect term for Michael’s behavior in an argument, “squirrel-ing,” by which she means Michael gets easily distracted, like a squirrel, so an argument will pass when Michael moves on to the next thing that grabs his attention.
What are your tips for handling an argument with your spouse? Are you more defensive like Carla, or passive like Michael?