6 Tricks Guys Use to Win Relationship Fights

...and how you can steal his sparring tactics

Regardless of the type of man you are — strong with bold opinions, moderate with no taste for confrontation or passive with a gelatinous backbone — guess what? Unless you're made of wood, you are going to be dating, you are going to get into arguments, and the expectation (at least from the female perspective) is that you are going to lose those arguments.

Any type of man could, at any time, find himself in any kind of an argument. Maybe your pants were off when they really should have been on. Perhaps you zigged when you should have zagged, or, despite your best intentions, you just spoke out of turn. The trick to saving face in a fight is to always be prepared. You wouldn't go out for a night on the town without some cash and a pressed shirt, would you? So why would you head into a relationship battle without your best artillery?

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There are rules to follow.

Nobody wants to be that guy in the corner getting a lecture from his best gal, especially when he could have come out unscathed.

Logic is frequently abandoned when you're arguing with your girlfriend for one reason: She will not admit she is wrong. Ever. Not going to happen — so put it out of your head. No matter how compelling you may be or how wrong she might be, fair is not the name of the game. The trick is this: proving to yourself that you're right, while making her believe she's right as well.

Different men have different expectations about winning arguments, but the art of war is the same. Here are a number of tricks to ensure that you'll never lose an argument with your girlfriend.

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