“Couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest–never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings…the principle of equal partnership.”
Couple: n. Pair of equal.
Unfortunately, there often isn’t equality in a relationship.
One person may earn more money or have more control over the finances than the other. One person may feel a lack of respect from the other. One person may even want to indulge in sexual experimentation and the other doesn’t.
There are many issues that bring disequilibrium into a relationship but whatever the problem, couple counselling teaches us the art of the “good battle”, encouraging healthy, honest discussion to rectify the disharmony.