Finally figured out the golden ticket to the most common shit test I face in my LTR.
Last night, my LTR decided to shit test me. I don't remember what was the details were, because who cares. As her behavior continued to get worse, I immediately withdrew my affection and went to bed. She continued to press her luck until she finally broke and delivered the usual hail-Mary attempt that most women will make when faced with being wrong:
"I know that I'm wrong, but you don't have to be a dick about it."
Now this is a blatant attempt to expand the argument in order to try to make you give ground. Furthermore, that's what all arguments are about with women: trying to make you give ground. It doesn't matter if she's wrong, because you don't expect her to lead you anywhere. Everything depends on you being right, or at least believing that you're right, as captain of the ship. I came back with:
"Why do you expect to be treated right, if you're not acting right?"
This was the end of it. She got quiet, and later apologized. Now, dedicating an entire post to one shit test may seem overkill, but considering that AWALT, I'm assuming that every man will hear that shit test at least once in his life.
-Always enforce the rule of "good behavior, good treatment."
-She has nothing to lose and everything to gain by arguing.