There will be times of unease in any relationship where the raging rapids of emotions are flowing heavy and retreating seems like the only viable option. 

But there is another. 

You build a bridge over it. 

Fights are not about winning or losing. They’re not even about compromise. 

It’s about listening. 

It’s about accountability. 

It’s about understanding. 

They are a valuable place for growth if both people are willing to put their ego aside to stop rafting the rapid waters alone and simply build a bridge to connect. 

The river will run rapidly at many points during a relationship but the more bridges that are built the easier it’ll be to connect and communicate. 

The rapids can be scary but standing on the bridge lessens its impact.