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Thank you for your comment--I'm glad to see you hear on YourTango! Personally, a quick way I keep myself from saying things I may later regret--even arguing--is what's my overall purpose? It's usually to have a good interaction or a good relationship. It does seem easier sometimes to go with the energy flow of arguing, but often in the long-run it makes it harder to stay respectful either toward yourself or whomever you're communicating with, because of the memories you build of negative interactions together. So, for me, I always try to come from a place of unconditional love. This behavior is rarely modeled in the media or in our relationships, but it is possible. We just have to be intentional and form decisions based on logic, instead of always reacting from our emotions. I use my emotions as a thermometer to gauge how I want to respond with a loving attitude.