The best antidote for chafing skin is a quick rinse and some time to heal.
Ignoring the initial signs of discomfort worsens the situation and lengthens the healing process.
Human relationships are similar.
Trying too hard to resolve a situation when everyone is irritated can often do more harm than good.
Of course, the reason for the chafing has to eventually be addressed, but a little bit of time helps shift us from the hot-headed mindset of reactivity to the more level-headed one of prevention.