“Pick you battles. You don’t have to show up to every argument you’re invited to.”
What a better quality of life I found when I started to live by these important words. When someone is argumentative, they do everything in their power to suck you into a fight. What I have learned is that no relationship is worth damaging at the cost of being right or having a fight. Sometimes it’s best when someone is trying to engage, to disengage. We say terrible, mean things in our moments of anger. Words hurt and they leave a scar so sometimes it’s best to walk away until you are in a calmer place. I’ve even started to ask myself, is this even something worth arguing over? The answer is usually no. How about you? Are you a lover or a fighter?