Way to go, Sam. You made her cry, and what, exactly, did that accomplish?
It is definitely not a good idea to make your wife cry.
All important issues should be tabled if you're in the car coming back from taking the cat to the emergency vet's office. Or, maybe that's the explanation--it's easier to argue over stupid things then think about what might be going on with the cat. Either way, you should learn how to bite your tongue, Sam, even if (especially if) you think you're right.
I guess all couples argue at some point, and at least we're consistent, we argue about the same damn thing every time. But at least we only do it once a year, instead of once an hour, like the neighbors.
to do the dishes a little more often
to do the laundry a little more often
to pick up around the house a little more often
to sweep and mop the kitchen floor every once in awhile
to pull up the living room carpet and refinish the floors
to keep the office a little cleaner
This isn't a conditional list, like "I'll do this if you agree to turn the #$&*$ television off when I'm around." It's a list to do just because it would make her life easier.