Ask yourself if it’s really worth the disagreements or spats you find yourself entering; they can be silly or affect you greatly. Be especially alert to any discussion concerning a neighbor, sibling or child.
Keep the conversation open instead of plowing for resolution. Agreements forged at this time are rife with miscommunication; not a good foundation.
A leisurely and sumptuous dinner can go a long way in smoothing moods. Conversations turn more thoughtful and productive in the late evening. Best bet: sleep on it.