Our model of strategic conflict begins by considering how conflict begins. Many texts would begin this chapter by talking about issues that lead to conflict. We do not cover different issues in conflict because, with few exceptions (e.g., disagreement about household labor; e.g., Kluwer, Heesink, & van de Vliert, 1997), issues of conflict do not matter as much as how conflict is managed. Instead, we discuss the crucibles of conflict-locations where the catalyst of incompatibilities can ignite interpersonal arguments.