Strategy Sunday: How *not* to start a fight

How *not* to start a fight: Do not start a fight with "I love you."

Do not sit on your heels and wait for screaming.

Do not barricade your heart in the bathroom.

Do not storm out of the kitchen, into the yard, under the brilliant February sun.

Do not throw clean laundry on the dirty basement floor.

Do not scream that your heart hurts. Do not scream.

How to start a fight:

Tell her how much you love her.

Tell her how much you wait for her kisses.

Tell her how much you love to fold her clean underpants.

Tell her how much her cooking nourishes your soul.

Tell her how much you enjoy drawing her a bath.

Tell her how much your heart beats for her. Tell her how much.