In a survey of women, about 30% responded that, “My boyfriend or husband has some buttons that I can never push.” However, sometimes you don’t know about these buttons until you push them. It is good to prepare countermeasures for when you do push his buttons and get a highly emotional reaction. To help you prepare, we’ve assembled nine ways to react effectively when you get into this situation.
1. Immediately say, “Sorry, I was joking,” to convey that your intentions were not bad.
“If he thinks I made him angry on purpose, that is the end.” If you can express that your comment was unintentional, his anger may subside. Apologize without making excuses, so that the anger will not worsen, and then clear up the misunderstanding.