Arguments within a story are great opportunities for subterfuge, either by withholding information or deliberately lying, thereby escalating conflict. If we sneak around the truth, often those things we talk to another person about can become a conflict as well.
For example, there is this guy I used to have a bit of a thing for. I wouldn’t ever tell him that though, and often wound up extremely angry with him. Because I didn’t want a relationship and wouldn’t tell him about my attraction to him, when he’d start to act friendly, I’d avoid him or even start an argument to piss him off and drive him away.
So for today’s prompt, what things does your character say or do to avoid an issue?