We argue because we are human.
While anything goes in political and marital arguments, academic arguments, like legal ones, occur within strict boundaries. Academics have few documented rules to guide them; their strictures are mostly unspoken. Academic arguments earn praise for their “originality,” and academic lose… Read More ›
While political and marital arguments have no bounds except those that combatants place on themselves, legal arguments have formal, structure rules. For example . . . Rules of evidence forbid lawyers to use arguments based on prior convictions or charges… Read More ›
Marital arguments, like political ones, simply can’t be won. Marriage manuals acknowledge this and advise partners not to engage in the first place.
A look into political arguments and why the manifestos are really good during the campaign trail but not actually doable once the office was won.
“Marital arguments erupt when a conversion goes out of control – things being said that shouldn’t be said.”
Many of our established communication patterns might contribute to dysfunctional relationships, misunderstandings and frustration. While making “moralistic judgments” about other people can alienate them. This differs from making “value judgments,” which we do all the time. Comparing people to each… Read More ›