How to be friends with your editor:
1. Acknowledge your proclivity for assholism.
2. Swallow pride.
3. Swallow pride again.
4. Let it go.
5. Repeat, "Editor's are my friend. Editors' are my friend. Editors are my friend."
6. Admit that it is a possibility you may not know everything and that the word you really wanted to use twice in the same sentence for a specific reason is not as obviously effective (affective?) as you think it is.
7. Remember to say thank you without sounding like your throat is bleeding.