Stick to “I” Statements
Don’t make assumptions about other people and don’t use your argument as a chance to complain about their behavior. Instead, use your time to express how that behavior made you feel. Use “I” statements and talk about how you feel, what you think and what you are willing to do to move forward.
Don’t Bring Other People Into Your Mess
This argument is between you two (or more if there are more than two people involved). Keep it that way. Don’t involve other parties, don’t drag in your friends or family members and don’t use this argument as a chance to get others in trouble. Keep it simple, keep the focus on you and your issues, and remember that ultimately you are a team, and you’re in this together so you need to work together to make peace.