I mean for this to apply to not just bf/gf relationships, but relationships with people as a whole.
My girlfriend has this thing about having the last word in an argument. She just about always has to be right, on top of that. This morning I’m driving to work and she’s driving to her new job. Since I was born & raised in this city I know my way around. She calls me to ask what the best way is to get to where she’s going from where she is.
There’s this circle that breaks off into 5 streets. You enter it and drive counter-clockwise in a circle, like in that national lampoon movie. Anyway, she’s approaching and asks what exit is X street? I say the second exitfrom when she enters the circle. She gets through and says “No, it was the first”. I tell her that the first street will take her to Y street and that X street is the SECOND exit. She says “Well the sign says X street” and acts like I have no idea what I’m talking about, and I tell her again that X street is the second, not the first again. She says “Fine, I guess they put the sign on the wrong street”. I check my map and sure enough, it was the second exit, not the first like she said. I didn’t point it out, I just let it be.
How do I argue with someone like this when I know for a fact I’m right? Just leave it? Were I to continue and say that my map said I was right, I know she’d get angry. Were I to say "Well, maybe you just didn't see the first exit", she'd get angry and think I was telling her she didn't know what she was talking about.
This is an example of an argument that I wish to know how to handle without feeling like I’m the idiot. It’s not just with her, but with other people - people I work with or deal with on whatever basis. How do you deal with these people? Do you swallow your pride and say “Whatever” or do you fight it out?