Re: Husband dictates when arguments are over
Wow! Your incredible with your words! I try to be but I guess it's not clear enough to get through his thick head sometimes :s. I should say something along the lines of this though, it's brilliant.
You are very kind. I just have learned in life that I react better and can articulate my feelings if I have really thought out what I can say ahead of time. Not all situactions allow for this, as some times we get caught off guard of course. In your case this should be easy, as it sounds like it comes up often. Take the time now to figure out what you want to say in your own words, and then be ready. He won't know what hit him, and I guarntee you will have his full attention. I like to try to make it so that it is conscise and firm, and has a call to action. All of those things while still showing respect to the other person I am talking too.
You can do this honey. And if he wants it, you can have a much better future together as a family.