so every year after the juniors finish reading The Great Gatsby my high school english teacher throws a Gatsby party at his huge house and everyone shows up in period clothing and Charlestons to 20s music and my english teacher just wears a suit and stands off to the side staring wistfully out the window the entire night
you guys think I’m joking??
Avoid letting every little hiccup in your relationship turn into a huge argument by learning how to keep the peace. Here’s how to do it:
· Compromise on issues that aren’t a big deal. Don’t dig your heels in and be stubborn on stuff that isn’t important to you. Be willing to compromise when you can and it will become easier to do in bigger situations too.
· Pick your battles. If you’re tempted to nag at your partner for every little thing, try to prioritize and choose only the ones that are really important. If you are able to let some things slide you’ll save yourself from harping at them about every little problem.
· Deal with the overarching issue. Rather than getting into fights every time they don’t call when they’re supposed to, just bring up the fact that you want to communicate better. Don’t focus on the little, surface issues or you’ll be arguing all the time. Instead, have one conversation about what the main issue is.
· Be honest. If you want to keep the peace, then be honest with your partner. Don’t get into the habit of fibbing or lying about little stuff because when your partner catches you in a lie its bound to open up a whole new set of arguments and issues that you could have avoided by being honest.