I never heard about how things worked when they were going well.
I'm sort of old school, and I understand how these things work.
He would also look to make things work his way.
He could see why things worked as they did, though.
Why couldn't he try to make things work with her?
I know very well how things worked in those days.
For some reason, I just can't get those things to work right.
What he does best of all is to tell us how things work.
So I don't see any reason why the same thing shouldn't work here.
But I was always trying to understand how different things worked.