My dear young friend,
It appears I did not make myself clear. You are lord and master of your
house; why are you arguing with the woman?
An argument must be between peers. You are her lord and master. There can be
no argument. There will be no argument unless you conduct it. Cease, therefore,
conducting the argument.
Patience is a virtue. No doubt your wife thinks it fitting to conduct herself
in so shrill a manner. But what example do you set before her? If you are at
peace with yourself, your example will be clear. She will soon discover that
reason produces and rage reduces. Be master of yourself; you will soon master
How easy that sounds – to a man of my age. It is not easy, but it is
required. Give it your whole heart, practice it, and soon it will come.
Isaac the Alchemist