It is never an easy business being around someone that, at times, pushes (all) your buttons.
I, however, have learned over time that liberal contradictions can be extremely beneficial for personal and relationship growth, as long as you care about and respect the person whom you interact with enough.
Because of the relationship, there is no easy way out, hence, we need to look into rational alternatives, such as:
- Try to understand different points of view
- Question, analyse and/or reinforce our own beliefs
- Champion the other person as always, despite disputes
- Evaluate/Re-evaluate the relationship in a constructive manner
As pleasant as it sounds, a “Yes” “Yes” attitude may not make partners better people.