Avoid Stupid Arguments, Complaints, and Self-Victimization by Blaming Yourself More Often. If you have a SWMBO, you know this is true. The best weapon you have is "I'm sorry" and "You are right" and "Yes, Dear". There is no comeback from there. No argument. You have agreed that your antagonist is correct. What else can they do but agree with you? After a while, they will get tired of playing, and leave you alone. This is actually quite useful as a technique to avoid arguments. Just don't go whole hog and start agreeing with yourself.
Note to all you cat lovers. This post was just a ploy to get a cute dog picture in.