How to Argue with a Middle-Aged Man

Tips on how to argue with your spouse and have more productive arguments.

By Jay Heinrichs
("Yes, I know a man has needs. But how will buying a Porsche help us put Charlotte through college?") Even if you don't win, you're more likely to keep a cool head. Instead of one of you coming out "right" and the other feeling infuriated, you have only best guesses -- decisions you make together.Jay Heinrichs is the author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion.Originally published in MORE magazine, November 2007.

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