You are in for an intense surprise when a routine conversation leads to an irksome disagreement at home or at work. It's no fun if you feel less appreciated than you deserve. Nevertheless, it's healthier to address issues directly with the patience and maturity that's necessary to correct any current misunderstandings or previous mistakes. Although you can't go back and change your past, you can commit to do your best in the present moment. Mark Twain said, "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection."