LPT: When in an argument, avoid using the phrases Always and Never. Instead, target behaviors that they just did, or highlight how their action made you feel so that you’re tackling behavior instead of saying that a certain behavior is global about them.

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God yes, whenever I hear “you never/always…” I just want to be like Oh never/always? Well if that’s how you feel then I will always/never … if I’m getting blamed for it anyway, may as well make it true


Absolutes and over-generalizations are often great ways to lose credibility and/or leverage in a genuine discussion or debate. It demonstrates an inability to navigate nuance, context, and critical thinking.


I really like that


Also never say “no one asked you to” as in: Husband; “I drove you to work every day for 5 years!” Wife; “So what! No one asked you too!”