Exhibit A: Ryan, Sandy and Beverly.
Ryan: "I understand you are both angry. I didn't mean to hurt any of your feelings. I just needed time to find out what I wanted in life. There is no reason why you two can't get along though. It is neither of your faults."
Sandy: " I guess you're right."
Bev: "Ya, we were kinda childish."
Ryan: "The way I see it, this is an opportunity for all three of us to become closer. Why not turn a bad thing into a good thing?"
Sandy: "Ya, i guess we can have sex."
Bev: "Sounds good to me."
Ryan: "Uhhh...that is NOT what I had in mind. We should be friends first. Besides, I will never have sex outside of a serious relationship."
Sandy and Bev: "Then relate to this...."
That's how it's done Kwajo. Play them against each other, make up, then pretend like you don't want any so they feel like they're in control. works all the time.