Just as some of us have a tendency to rock the boat in order to add drama to our lives, others have a strong desire to avoid conflict at all costs. In fact, for many people it’s easier to apologize for something they didn’t do in order to end a dispute, rather than argue their own side.
While I don’t think this method of managing a conflict is always the better choice, it can certainly quell many unnecessary arguments. But unfortunately, it also avoids the necessary ones, too. Fighting may be unpleasant, but it's still a way to communicate grievances and avoid resentment. What are your thoughts? Is taking the blame for something you didn’t do worth it to avoid a pointless argument? Or is it better to battle it out?