When and why lying is okay
“Words cut like knives and it’s easy to [harm] your relationship with the verbal wounds of a truthful tongue,” according to relationship therapist and author Jamie Turndorf, PhD on PsychologyToday. “Consider whether what you intend to say or do will be helpful and constructive to the other person and the relationship.” If not, these phrases might help keep the peace.
“You’re right” to shut down a fight
Nip small arguments in the bud by relenting, even if you don’t agree with your partner. “Letting down our defenses in the heat of battle seems counterintuitive, but it is actually very effective,” Melody Brook, author of The Blame Game, told WebMD.