Is it really so hard just to be nice in the middle of an argument?
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all, right? Bullshit!
You gotta break the cycle. Say something productive, pro-active – something nice! An argument is just a bunch of “reactions” all linked together. Stop having a re-action and add an action: smile. They’ll never see it coming!
If you don’t have anything nice to say, then say something nice!