published Friday, January 25th, 2013

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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who graduated from college last year and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, do you and mom ever fight or argue?

A: Not anymore. We are both too tired. Actually, I think we both figured out it was easier to discuss things while actually trying to hear the other person instead of trying to score points, and we realized that no one ever "wins" an argument between spouses. That doesn't always work and we get mad and have our feelings hurt sometimes. Of course, she's still wrong as often as she used to be, we just don't yell about it. I'm kidding. Oh, and don't confuse fighting with passion.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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